Rule/Notice/NOFO: Passenger Equipment Safety Standards: High-Speed Trainsets Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)

Federal Register/Notice:

Type of Requirement: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Description:  FRA is proposing to amend its Passenger Equipment Safety Standards to modernize Tier I and Tier III safety appliance requirements; update the pre-revenue compliance documentation and testing requirements; establish crashworthiness requirements for individual Tier I-compliant vehicles equipped with crash energy management (CEM); establish standards for Tier III inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) and movement of defective equipment (MODE); incorporate general safety requirements from FRA’s Railroad Locomotive Safety Standards for Tier III trainsets; and provide for periodic inspection of emergency lighting to ensure proper functioning.

How is it enforced by FTA, DOT, Direct grant requirement, triennial review or other?  FRA enforces this regulation through its railroad inspection program.

Is there a cost or time impact to grantees (best estimate):  This is a significant rewrite of the passenger equipment safety standards. It will likely have cost impacts.

APTA Comment/Letter: Completed comments:  Part 1 | Part 2

APTA Staff Advisor:  Nathan Leventon:

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