Duty Tour [Federal Railroad Administration] Law and Legal Definition

According to 49 CFR 228.5 [Title 49 – Transportation; Subtitle B -- Other Regulations Relating to Transportation; Chapter II -- Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation; Part 228 -- Hours of Service of Railroad Employees; Subpart A – General], duty tour means –

“(1) The total of all periods of covered service and commingled service for a train employee or a signal employee occurring between two statutory off-duty periods (i.e., off-duty periods of a minimum of 8 or 10 hours); or

(2) The total of all periods of covered service and commingled service for a dispatching service employee occurring in any 24-hour period.”