Gatekeeper Supports FRA Rule Requiring Image Recording Devices on Passenger Trains
Abbotsford, BC – October 23, 2023 – Gatekeeper Systems Inc. (‘Gatekeeper’ or the ‘Company’) (TSX-V:GSI) (OTC:GKPRF), a video and data solutions provider for public transportation and smart cities, supports the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) final rule that requires video and crashworthy recording devices to be installed on all intercity passenger and commuter trains in the United States. Gatekeeper is an experienced solutions provider protecting people in transit and over the past five years Gatekeeper has installed hundreds of crashworthy video recording devices on passenger trains for public transportation operators in the United States.
“This rule is a big step forward in improving passenger safety on trains,” commented Doug Dyment, President, and CEO. “Equipping all passenger trains with crashworthy video and data recorders is tremendously advantageous during accident investigations in the same way black boxes are used in the airline industry. We purposefully designed our NTSB-compliant crashworthy mobile data collectors for trains and we are an experienced solutions provider. Gatekeeper supports this FRA rule and will help public transportation operators comply with this rule prior to the installation deadline of October 12, 2027.”
On October 12, 2023, the Federal Railroad Administration announced a final rule requiring the installation of inward- and outward-facing image recording devices on all passenger train lead locomotives providing scheduled intercity rail passenger or commuter service. The regulation responds to a National Transportation Safety Board recommendation with the aim to enhance safety across the passenger rail industry. The final rule mandates that locomotive video recording devices must remain operational while the controlling locomotive of a passenger train is in motion and data captured must retain at least the last 12 hours of recorded footage and be stored in a crashworthy memory module. Since locomotive-mounted recording devices on passenger trains are categorized as “safety devices” tampering with or disabling of these vital recording systems is prohibited.
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Gatekeeper is a leading provider of intelligent video and data solutions designed to provide a safer transportation environment for children, passengers, and public safety personnel on multiple transportation modes. The Company uses AI, video analytics, and mobile data collectors to inter-connect public transportation assets within a Smart City ecosystem. The Company’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business model is centered around wirelessly enabled mobile data collectors and forms the foundation of the Company’s evolution as a data company. www.gatekeeper-systems.com
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