Remote Control Zone [Transportation] Law and Legal Definition

According to 49 CFR 218.93 [Title 49 – Transportation; Subtitle B -- Other Regulations Relating to Transportation; Chapter II -- Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation; Part 218 -- Railroad Operating Practices; Subpart F -- Handling Equipment, Switches, and Fixed Derails], remote control zone means “one or more tracks within defined limits designated in the timetable special instructions, or other railroad publication, within which remote control locomotives, under certain circumstances specified in this part, may be operated without an employee assigned to protect the pull-out end of the remote control movement, i.e., the end on which the locomotive is located.”