Public Review of Draft Documents

APTA invites all stakeholders to review and comment on draft documents in development.  The APTA Standards Development Program publishes documents through a consensus-based process and the public review period is a critical part of the development process.

Current comment period: Nov. 1, 2019 through Nov. 30, 2019 

Commenting Instructions

View the latest set of documents in development by APTA’s working groups. Reviewers may submit comments as often as they like during the review period. Start your review today!

  • Reviewers should scroll down to the bottom of this page
  • Select the name of the document to review more details, download or provide a comment
  • Select Document Actions to “Add a Comment”
  • Comments are accepted from APTA members or nonmembers
  • Reviewers should contact Standards@apta.com if you experience any problems with providing your inputs
  • For additional guideance download this Step-by-Step Guide. 
Title Category Working Group Description
Transit Universal Design Guidelines SUDS Urban Design This document advocates for inclusive design for transit facilities by promoting more equitable mobility services and making transit more accessible for all users. The goal is to enhance collective benefit to all users and reduce the bias in favor of typical users.
Design and Construction of Passenger Railroad Rolling Stock Commuter, Intercity & HSR (PRESS) Construction and Structural This standard contains structural and crashworthiness requirements for railroad passenger equipment of all types, including locomotive-hauled equipment, MU and cab cars, and non-passenger- carrying power cars and locomotives.
Installation of Wire and Cable on Passenger Rolling Stock Commuter, Intercity & HSR (PRESS) Electrical This recommended practice was titled “Wiring of Passenger Equipment” in the previous publication of this document. This recommended practice is used to guide the design of passenger rail vehicle wiring interconnecting the power, control, lighting and auxiliary subsystems of passenger rolling stock, in order to establish a baseline for safety, electromagnetic compatibility, reliability and maintainability.
Ampacities for Wire and Cable Used on Passenger Rolling Stock with Flame, Smoke, and Toxicity Considerations Commuter, Intercity & HSR (PRESS) Electrical This recommended practice was titled “Wiring Used on Passenger Equipment” in the previous publication of this document. This recommended practice is used for determining the correct wire rating for wire and cable used on passenger rail vehicles.
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