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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC46 Publication ID: Fall 2014 
Title: +Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Standards for Alternative Compliance and High-Speed Trainsets 
Abstract: This rulemaking would amend 49 CFR part 238 to update existing safety standards for passenger rail equipment. Specifically, the proposed rulemaking would add standards for alternative compliance with requirements for tier I passenger equipment, increase the maximum authorized speed for tier II passenger equipment, and add requirements for a new tier III category of passenger equipment. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 238   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 20103   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kathryn Gresham
Trial Attorney
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-6063
Email: kathryn.gresham@dot.gov