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DOT/FRA RIN: 2130-AC90 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Standards for High-Speed Trainsets 

This rulemaking would, establish new requirements, and revise existing requirements, in three main subject areas: (1) requirements generally applicable to all passenger equipment, such as safety appliance requirements, and pre-revenue compliance documentation and testing; (2) requirements specific to Tier I passenger equipment, such as evaluation criteria for Tier I-compliant vehicles equipped with additional crash energy management features; and (3) requirements specific to Tier III passenger equipment, such as establishing standards for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of Tier III equipment and applying the general safety requirements from 49 CFR part 229 (Railroad Locomotive Safety Standards) to Tier III equipment.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 238   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 20103, 20107, 20133, 20141, 20302 and 20303, 20306, 20701 and 20702, 21301-213   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/03/2023  88 FR 19730   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/01/2023 
Final Action  03/00/2024 
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:
Amanda Maizel
Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-8014