Federal Railroad Administration April 10, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of the Buy America Waiver Request for Vossloh 101-LV Concrete Ties
Document Number: 2012-8633
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. (``BNSF'') has submitted to FRA through or with the support of the Washington Department of Transportation (``WSDOT''), the Illinois Department of Transportation (``IDOT''), the Texas Department of Transportation (``TxDOT''), and the California Department of Transportation (``Caltrans'') a waiver request from FRA's Buy America Act requirements for the purchase of Vossloh 101-LV concrete ties, which contain certain components not manufactured in the United States. In furtherance of four FRA High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (``HSIPR'') grants, BNSF, as the railroad infrastructure owner, will construct certain rail project elements that consist of the installation of Vossloh 101-LV concrete ties. FRA has received this request from the four States for the following projects: (a) The Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor Program (b) the Amtrak Quad Cities to Chicago Service Initiation Project, (c) the Tower 55 At-Grade Improvement Project, and (d) the LA to Fullerton Triple TrackSegment 7 Project.
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