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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC60 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Competitive Passenger Rail Service Pilot Program 

This rulemaking would implement a pilot program for competitive selection of eligible petitioners in lieu of Amtrak to operate not more than three long-distance routes operated by Amtrak on the date of enactment of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 269   
Legal Authority: sec. 11307 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Required by section 11307 of the FAST Act  06/04/2017 

Overall Description of Deadline: (IF APPLICABLE): Final Rule must be promulgated not later than June 4, 2017 (statutory deadline)

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/22/2016  81 FR 40624   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/22/2016 
Final Rule  04/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
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