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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC84 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Texas Central Railroad High-Speed Rail Safety Standards 
Abstract:

FRA is proposing a rule of particular applicability (RPA) that establishes safety standards for the Texas Central Railroad (TCRR) high speed rail system. The proposed standards are not intended for general application in the railroad industry, but would apply only to the TCRR system that is planned for development in the State of Texas. The TCRR system will operate from Houston to Dallas, on dedicated track, with no grade crossings, at a maximum speed of 205 mph. The TCRR equipment and track replicate the Central Japan Railway Company (JRC), Tokaido Shinkansen high-speed rail system, leveraging the Shinkansen's 50-plus year safety record, and will be used exclusively for passenger service.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 8   
Legal Authority: 49 CFR 1.89    49 U.S.C. 20103, 20107, 20133, 20141, 20302 and 20303, 20306, 20701 and 20702, 21301 and 21302    49 U.S.C. 21304    28 U.S.C. 2641   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/10/2020  85 FR 14036   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/11/2020 
Final Rule  07/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Energy Effects: Statement of Energy Effects planned as required by Executive Order 13211.  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:
Amanda Maizel
Attorney Adviser
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-8014
Email: amanda.maizel@dot.gov