Quarterly Reports on the Performance and Service Quality of Intercity Passenger Train Operations under Section 207 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 are available for the following periods:
Section 207 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (Division B of Pub. L. 110-432) (PRIIA) charged the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Amtrak jointly and in consultation with other parties, with developing new or improving existing metrics and minimum standards for measuring the performance and service quality of intercity passenger train operations. In compliance with the statute, the FRA and Amtrak jointly issued Final Metrics and Standards under Section 207 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, effective May 12, 2010.
The FRA and Amtrak had earlier (on March 13, 2009) posted a joint draft document, entitled "Proposed Metrics and Standards for Intercity Passenger Rail Service,'' on the FRA's Web site. Simultaneously, the FRA had published a notice in the Federal Register (74 FR 10983) requesting comments on the Proposed Metrics and Standards from the Surface Transportation Board, rail carriers over whose rail lines Amtrak trains operate, States, Amtrak employees, nonprofit employee organizations representing Amtrak employees, and groups representing Amtrak passengers. Seventeen comments were submitted to the corresponding docket (number FRA-2009-0016) at regulations.gov by the end of the comment period on March 27, 2009 and as a result, revisions were made to the Proposed Metrics and Standards. The final version of the metrics and standards that incorporates the aforementioned revisions is available via the link above. For historical reference, links to the Proposed Metrics and Standards and to the docket record emanating from that proposal are also provided below.
(Superseded and provided for historical reference only)