Review and Comment on APTA Standards for Passenger Rail Equipment Safety


The APTA Standards Program has advanced several documents for public review and commenting and APTA is seeking feedback from industry stakeholders to help shape the language in the documents. This public comment period is an essential component of APTA’s consensus-based standards development process.

The documents address the following Passenger Rail Equipment Safety Standards topics:

  • Parking Brakes for Passenger Locomotives and Cars
  • Passenger and Crew Emergency Brake Device in New Passenger Equipment
  • Derailment Investigation Reports
  • Passenger Brake Alarm and Crew Emergency Brake Device

All executive-level administrators, operators, transit security professionals and others are invited to provide comments, criticisms or recommendations here by Nov. 30.

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