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FRA Releases Two Passenger Rail Documents

FRA has released a final rule to set up a pilot program for competitive selection of rail passenger service providers (which FRA calls “eligible petitioners”) to operate up to three long-distance routes currently operated by Amtrak.

The text of the final rule, which goes into effect Sept. 5, appeared in the July 7 Federal Register, available here.

This program is part of the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015, Title XI of the FAST Act.

In addition, the rule addresses FRA’s execution of a contract with the winning bidder to provide intercity passenger rail service over the described routes, along with an operating subsidy, subject to federal grant conditions and performance standards that might be required by the office of the DOT secretary.

For more information, contact FRA officials Brandon White, 202-493-1327, or Zeb Schorr, 202-493-6072.

In related news, FRA has released the NEC FUTURE Record of Decision (ROD), prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, to identify a corridor-wide approach to improve the Northeast Corridor (NEC) by expanding the role of passenger rail service. Find the text of the ROD, appendices and other information here.
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