Proposed Rule

Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Standards for Alternative Compliance and High-Speed Trainsets

  • 21
  • Nov
  • 2016
SUBJECT: Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: Passenger Equipment Safety Standards, Passenger Rail Service
ABSTRACT: FRA is proposing to amend its regulations for passenger equipment safety standards, which currently provide for passenger rail service in a shared right-of-way under two separate tiers of safety standards: Tier I (speeds up to 125 miles per hour (mph)) and Tier II (speeds up to 150 mph).

The version of the proposed rule being posted to FRA’s website is not intended to constitute the official version of the proposed rule.  The official version of the proposed rule will be the version published in the Federal Register in the near future and may appear slightly different than this website posting due to Federal Register formatting requirements.  Dates for comment submission or for requesting a public hearing will be based on the date the official version is published in the Federal Register.