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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 12, 2010 / Notices • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Communications received within 45 days of the date of this notice will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. All written communications concerning these proceedings are available for examination during regular business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) at the above facility. All documents in the public docket are also available for inspection and copying on the Internet at the docket facility’s Web site at https://www.regulations.gov. 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In compliance with the statute, the FRA and Amtrak jointly drafted performance metrics and standards for intercity passenger rail service and, on March 13, 2009, posted a draft document, entitled ‘‘Proposed Metrics and Standards for Intercity Passenger Rail Service,’’ on the FRA’s Web site. Simultaneously, the FRA published a notice in the Federal Register (74 FR 10983) requesting comments on the Proposed Metrics and Standards from the Surface Transportation Board, rail carriers over whose rail lines Amtrak trains operate, States, Amtrak employees, nonprofit employee organizations representing Amtrak employees, and groups representing Amtrak passengers. Seventeen comments were submitted to the corresponding docket (number FRA–2009–0016) at regulations.gov by the end of the comment period on March 27, 2009 and as a result, the FRA and Amtrak have jointly made, and are jointly issuing, revisions to the Metrics and Standards. The final version of the Metrics and Standards is posted on the FRA’s Web site at https:// www.fra.dot.gov/us/content/2165. DATES: These Metrics and Standards are in effect as of May 11, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Neil E. Moyer, Chief, Financial and Economic Analysis Division, Office of Passenger and Freight Programs, Office of Railroad Policy and Development, Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation (e-mail Neil.Moyer@dot.gov; telephone 202– 493–6365); or Edgar E. Courtemanch, Sr. Principal, Operations Service Planning, Amtrak (e-mail CourteE@amtrak.com; telephone 202–906–3249). Metrics and Standards for Intercity Passenger Rail Service under Section 207 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. FRA–2009–0016] Issued in Washington, DC, on May 6, 2010. Neil E. Moyer, Chief, Financial and Economic Analysis Division. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2009-0016]


Metrics and Standards for Intercity Passenger Rail Service under 
Section 207 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 
2008

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Response to Comments; Issuance of Metrics and Standards.

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SUMMARY: Section 207 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement 
Act of 2008 (Division B of Pub. L. 110-432) (PRIIA) charged the Federal 
Railroad Administration (FRA) and Amtrak jointly and in consultation 
with other parties, with developing new or improving existing metrics 
and minimum standards for measuring the performance and service quality 
of intercity passenger train operations. In compliance with the 
statute, the FRA and Amtrak jointly drafted performance metrics and 
standards for intercity passenger rail service and, on March 13, 2009, 
posted a draft document, entitled ``Proposed Metrics and Standards for 
Intercity Passenger Rail Service,'' on the FRA's Web site. 
Simultaneously, the FRA published a notice in the Federal Register (74 
FR 10983) requesting comments on the Proposed Metrics and Standards 
from the Surface Transportation Board, rail carriers over whose rail 
lines Amtrak trains operate, States, Amtrak employees, nonprofit 
employee organizations representing Amtrak employees, and groups 
representing Amtrak passengers. Seventeen comments were submitted to 
the corresponding docket (number FRA-2009-0016) at regulations.gov by 
the end of the comment period on March 27, 2009 and as a result, the 
FRA and Amtrak have jointly made, and are jointly issuing, revisions to 
the Metrics and Standards. The final version of the Metrics and 
Standards is posted on the FRA's Web site at https://www.fra.dot.gov/us/content/2165.

DATES: These Metrics and Standards are in effect as of May 11, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Neil E. Moyer, Chief, Financial and 
Economic Analysis Division, Office of Passenger and Freight Programs, 
Office of Railroad Policy and Development, Federal Railroad 
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation (e-mail 
Neil.Moyer@dot.gov; telephone 202-493-6365); or Edgar E. Courtemanch, 
Sr. Principal, Operations Service Planning, Amtrak (e-mail 
CourteE@amtrak.com; telephone 202-906-3249).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 6, 2010.
Neil E. Moyer,
Chief, Financial and Economic Analysis Division.
[FR Doc. 2010-11261 Filed 5-11-10; 8:45 am]
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