Notice of Final Agency Actions on Proposed Railroad Project in California on Behalf of the California High Speed Rail Authority
FRA, on behalf of the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority), is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by the Authority that are final. By this notice, FRA is advising the public of the time limit to file a claim seeking judicial review of the actions. The actions relate to the California High-Speed Rail Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section (Project). These actions grant approvals for project implementation pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other laws, regulations, and executive orders.
Notice of Availability of a Final General Conformity Determination for the California High-Speed Rail System, San Jose to Merced Section
FRA is providing this notice to advise the public that it is issuing a Final General Conformity Determination (FCD) for the San Jose to Merced Section of the California High-Speed Rail (HSR) System.
Long Island Rail Road's Request To Amend Its Positive Train Control Safety Plan and Positive Train Control System
This document provides the public with notice that, on March 22, 2022, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) submitted a request for amendment (RFA) to its FRA-approved Positive Train Control Safety Plan (PTCSP). As this RFA may involve a request for FRA's approval of proposed material modifications to an FRA-certified positive train control (PTC) system, FRA is publishing this notice and inviting public comment on the railroad's RFA to its PTCSP.
Florida East Coast Railway's Request for Approval To Field Test Positive Train Control on Its Cocoa Subdivision
This document provides the public with notice that on March 18, 2022, Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) submitted a document entitled, ``Combined FECR Test Request V 2.0,'' dated March 1, 2022, to FRA. FECR asks FRA to approve its request so that FECR may field test, on its Cocoa Subdivision, FECR's freight trains and Brightline's passenger trains that have been equipped with positive train control (PTC) technology.
Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts
This final rule provides the statutorily-prescribed 2022 adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations. In addition, this rule notes new DOT civil penalties authority provided in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL, enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act).
Railroad Workplace Safety
FRA is revising its regulations governing railroad workplace safety to: Allow for the use of alternative cybersecurity standards for electronic display systems used to view track authority information for roadway worker safety, and exempt certain remotely operated roadway maintenance machines from existing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) requirements for enclosed cabs.
Metro-North Commuter Railroad's Request To Amend Its Positive Train Control Safety Plan and Positive Train Control System
This document provides the public with notice that, on February 22, 2022, Metro-North Commuter Railroad (MNR) submitted a request for amendment (RFA) to its FRA-approved Positive Train Control Safety Plan (PTCSP). As this RFA may involve a request for FRA's approval of proposed material modifications to an FRA-certified positive train control (PTC) system, FRA is publishing this notice and inviting public comment on the railroad's RFA to its PTCSP.
Equivalent Protective Arrangements for Railroad Employees
FRA proposes guidance for its grantees on protective arrangements that are required to protect employees impacted by certain projects financed by the Federal Government. FRA intends its final guidance (FRA Guidance) on this topic to inform its grantees on how to comply with statutory requirements for these protections in the performance of their grants.