Railroads have exploited this exception to the extent that now almost ail signal work is classified as an emergency. ... When the Hours of Service (HOS) Act was expanded to include signalmen in 1976, it was intended to be a 12 hour ... However, through gradual aquot;creepaquot; by the railroads the law has become a 16 hour law.
|Title||:||Reauthorization of the Federal Rail Safety Program|
|Author||:||United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials|
|Publisher||:||Government Printing Office - 2007-01|