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Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-21450
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-21451
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Railroads' Requests To Amend Their Positive Train Control Safety Plans and Positive Train Control Systems
Document Number: 2021-21337
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public with notice that three host railroads recently submitted requests for amendments (RFA) to their FRA-approved Positive Train Control Safety Plans (PTCSP). As these RFAs may involve requests for FRA's approval of proposed material modifications to FRA-certified positive train control (PTC) systems, FRA is publishing this notice and inviting public comment on railroads' RFAs to their PTCSPs.
Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-21146
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-20854
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On June 29, 2021, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-20644
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
National Railroad Passenger Corporation's Request To Amend Its Positive Train Control Safety Plan and Positive Train Control System
Document Number: 2021-20642
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public with notice that the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) submitted a request for amendment (RFA) to its FRA-approved Positive Train Control Safety Plan (PTCSP) on August 5, 2021. 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.
Railroads' Requests To Amend Their Positive Train Control Safety Plans and Positive Train Control Systems
Document Number: 2021-20640
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public with notice that nineteen host railroads recently submitted requests for amendments (RFA) to their FRA-approved Positive Train Control Safety Plans (PTCSP). As these RFAs may involve requests for FRA's approval of proposed material modifications to FRA-certified positive train control (PTC) systems, FRA is publishing this notice and inviting public comment on railroads' RFAs to their PTCSPs.
Draft General Conformity Determination for the California High-Speed Rail System Burbank to Los Angeles Section
Document Number: 2021-20192
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a draft General Conformity Determination for the Burbank to Los Angeles Section of the California High-Speed Rail (HSR) System is available for public and agency review and comment.
Notice of Final Agency Actions on Proposed Railroad Project in California, on Behalf of the California High Speed Rail Authority
Document Number: 2021-19914
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
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 related to a proposed railroad project, the California High-Speed Rail (HSR) Authority's Bakersfield to Palmdale 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.
Positive Train Control Interface Design Issue With Locomotive and Cab Car Braking Systems
Document Number: 2021-18997
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing Safety Advisory 2021-01 to make the rail industry, including railroads and railroad employees, aware of a recently identified interface design issue relating to how positive train control (PTC) systems in use throughout the United States interface with locomotive and cab car braking systems. This recently identified interface design issue allows a train crewmember to circumvent a PTC enforcement by manually cutting out the pilot valve/ brake stand, commonly known as the cut-out valve, prior to the PTC system initiating the brakes. This interface design issue poses a significant safety risk by allowing a PTC system to be disabled and unable to initiate the brakes to prevent a train-to-train collision, over-speed derailment, incursion into an established work zones, or the movement of a train through a switch left in the wrong position. This Safety Advisory recommends that all railroads operating with PTC systems immediately remind crewmembers that circumventing a PTC enforcement is subject to civil penalty or disqualification for the locomotive engineer or conductor responsible; audit the designs of PTC systems as implemented on all types of locomotives and cab cars; assess the extent to which the design of the system could allow a locomotive or cab car's PTC system to be circumvented by a crewmember; develop and implement a plan to mitigate and/or correct this design issue; and provide FRA with a schedule for completion of the identified actions.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-18863
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-18862
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-18861
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements
Document Number: 2021-18737
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice details the application requirements and procedures to obtain grant funding for eligible projects under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program, and related Trespass Prevention projects. The opportunities described in this notice are made available under Assistance Listings Number 20.325, ``Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements.''
Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-18510
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-18509
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-18398
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On May 17, 2021, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-18244
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-18243
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-18242
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-18241
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-17982
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified in the ICR.
Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; California High-Speed Rail Authority Audit Report
Document Number: 2021-17545
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (STPD Program), often referred to as the ``NEPA Assignment Program,'' allows a State to assume FRA's responsibilities for Federal environmental review, consultation, and compliance under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other Federal environmental laws, for railroad projects. In accordance with the July 23, 2019, memorandum of understanding (section 327 MOU) between FRA and the California High- speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), CHSRA assumed the environmental review process, in lieu of FRA. The STPD Program mandates annual audits by FRA for the first four years of a State's involvement in the STPD Program, ensuring CHSRA's compliance with program requirements. This notice finalizes FRA's findings of the first-year audit of CHSRA participation in the STPD Program.
Petition for Extension of Special Approval
Document Number: 2021-17120
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-17119
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Approval Extension: CSX Transportation
Document Number: 2021-16741
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public notice that on July 27, 2021, CSX Transportation (CSX) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to extend an existing temporary suspension of some visual track inspections to allow for a continuation of a previously approved Test Program designed to test track inspection technologies (i.e., an autonomous track geometry measurement system) and new operational approaches to track inspections (i.e., combinations of autonomous inspection and traditional visual inspections).
Petition for Approval: Canadian National Railway
Document Number: 2021-16740
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public notice that on July 23, 2021, Canadian National Railway (CN) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to transition from phase 2 to phase 3 of a previously approved Test Program and associated temporary suspension of some visual track inspections. The Test Program is designed to test track inspection technologies (i.e., an autonomous track geometry measurement system) and new operational approaches to track inspections (i.e., combinations of autonomous inspection and traditional visual inspections).
Petition for Approval Extension: Union Pacific Railroad
Document Number: 2021-16441
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public notice that on July 21, 2021, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to extend an existing temporary suspension of some visual track inspections to allow for the continuation of a previously approved Test Program designed to test track inspection technologies (i.e., an autonomous track geometry measurement system) and new operational approaches to track inspections (i.e., combinations of autonomous inspection and traditional visual inspections).
Petition for Approval Extension: Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2021-16440
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public notice that on July 19, 2021, Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to extend an existing temporary suspension of some visual track inspections to allow for a continuation of a previously approved Test Program designed to test track inspection technologies (i.e., an autonomous track geometry measurement system) and new operational approaches to track inspections (i.e., combinations of autonomous inspection and traditional visual inspections).
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-16429
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On May 17, 2021, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Notice of Availability of a Final General Conformity Determination for the California High-Speed Rail System, Bakersfield to Palmdale Section
Document Number: 2021-16143
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public that it is issuing a Final General Conformity Determination (FCD) for the Bakersfield to Palmdale Section of the California High-Speed Rail (HSR) System.
Railroads' Requests To Amend Their Positive Train Control Safety Plans and Positive Train Control Systems
Document Number: 2021-15973
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public with notice that nineteen host railroads recently submitted requests for amendments (RFA) to their FRA-approved Positive Train Control Safety Plans (PTCSP). As these RFAs may involve requests for FRA's approval of proposed material modifications to FRA-certified positive train control (PTC) systems, FRA is publishing this notice and inviting public comment on railroads' RFAs to their PTCSPs.
Petition for Approval Extension: Canadian Pacific Railway Company
Document Number: 2021-15935
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public notice that on July 7, 2021, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to extend an existing temporary suspension of some visual track inspections to allow for continuation of a previously- approved Test Program designed to test track inspection technologies (i.e., an autonomous track geometry measurement system) and new operational approaches to track inspections (i.e., combinations of autonomous inspection and traditional visual inspections).
Positive Train Control Systems
Document Number: 2021-15544
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is revising its regulations governing changes to positive train control (PTC) systems and reporting on PTC system performance. First, recognizing that the railroad industry intends to enhance FRA- certified PTC systems to continue improving rail safety and PTC technology's reliability and operability, FRA is modifying the process by which a host railroad must submit a request for amendment (RFA) to FRA before making certain changes to its PTC Safety Plan (PTCSP) and FRA-certified PTC system. Second, to enable more effective FRA oversight, this final rule: Expands an existing reporting requirement by increasing the frequency from annual to biannual; broadens the reporting requirement to encompass positive performance-related information, including about the technology's positive impact on rail safety, not just failure-related information; and requires host railroads to utilize a new, standardized report form.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-15834
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-15604
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-15603
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Project
Document Number: 2021-15575
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by FRA and FTA regarding the Hudson Tunnel Project (Project). The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-14538
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-14535
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-13787
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified in the ICR.
Petition for Approval: Alaska Railroad Corporation Approval Extension
Document Number: 2021-13447
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice of conditional approval to Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) in response to its August 29, 2020, petition to extend FRA's approval authorizing ARRC's transport of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) by rail in cryogenic portable tanks (T75, UN cryogenic portable tanks or cryogenic ISO tanks).
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-12570
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On March 15, 2021, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Railroads' Requests To Amend Their Positive Train Control Safety Plans and Positive Train Control Systems
Document Number: 2021-12294
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public with notice that three host railroads recently submitted requests for amendments (RFA) to their FRA-approved Positive Train Control Safety Plans (PTCSP). As these RFAs may involve requests for FRA's approval of proposed material modifications to FRA-certified positive train control (PTC) systems, FRA is publishing this notice and inviting public comment on railroads' RFAs to their PTCSPs.
Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2021-11964
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance and Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-11962
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Intent To Grant a Buy America Waiver to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) To Purchase Up to 615 Workstation Tables
Document Number: 2021-11269
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public that it intends to grant Caltrans' and IDOT's request for a waiver from FRA's Buy America requirement, so that Siemens USA, the design, manufacturing, and delivery contractor, may purchase and install up to 615 non-domestic workstation tables that comply with certain design and safety standards for their single-level passenger railcars replacement project. Meeting these standards is required under the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA), and FRA's grant agreement with Caltrans and IDOT.
Railroads' Requests To Amend Their Positive Train Control Safety Plans and Positive Train Control Systems
Document Number: 2021-11125
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public with notice that, during March, April, and early May of 2021, nineteen host railroads submitted requests for amendments (RFA) to their FRA-approved Positive Train Control Safety Plans (PTCSP). As these RFAs may involve requests for FRA's approval of proposed material modifications to FRA-certified positive train control (PTC) systems, FRA is publishing this notice and inviting public comment on railroads' RFAs to their PTCSPs.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2021-11123
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation