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ATBCB RIN: 3014-AA42 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles; Rail Vehicles 

This rulemaking would update the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board's (Access Board or Board) existing accessibility guidelines for transportation vehicles that operate on fixed guideway systems (e.g., rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, and intercity rail) and are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The existing "rail vehicles" guidelines, which are located at 36 CFR part 1192, subparts C to F and H, were initially promulgated in 1991, and are in need of an update to, among other things, keep pace with newer accessibility-related technologies, harmonize with recently-developed national and international consensus standards, and incorporate recommendations from the Board’s Rail Vehicles Access Advisory Committee’s 2015 Report. Revisions or updates to the rail vehicles guidelines would be intended to ensure that ADA-covered rail vehicles are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. Compliance with any revised rail vehicles guidelines would not be required until these guidelines are adopted by the U.S. Department of Transportation in a separate rulemaking.

Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board(ATBCB)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1192   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 12204   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice of Intent to Establish Advisory Committee  02/14/2013  78 FR 10581   
Notice of Establishment of Advisory Committee; Appointment of Members  05/23/2013  78 FR 30828   
ANPRM  02/14/2020  85 FR 8516   
ANPRM Comment Period Extended  04/10/2020  85 FR 20228   
ANPRM Comment Period Extended End  07/14/2020 
NPRM  10/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 3014-AA38 
Agency Contact:
Christopher Kuczynski
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
1331 F Street NW,
Washington, DC 20004
Phone:202 272-0042
TDD Phone:202 272-0076