Rail Vehicles Access Advisory Committee

Docket ID: ATBCB-2013-0006
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB)

This rulemaking would update the accessibility guidelines for transportation vehicles that operate on fixed guideway systems (e.g., rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, and intercity rail) covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The accessibility guidelines for buses, over-the-road buses, and vans covered by the ADA would be updated in a future rulemaking (RIN 3014-AA38).  The guidelines ensure that transportation vehicles covered by the ADA are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued enforceable standards (49 CFR part 37) that apply to the acquisition of new, used, and remanufactured transportation vehicles covered by the ADA. DOT is expected to update its standards in a separate rulemaking to be consistent with the updated guidelines.

RIN: 3014-AA42
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1192
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-term Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 12204
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Local, State
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Notice of Intent to Establish Advisory Committee02/14/201378 FR 10581
Comment Period End04/01/2013
Notice of Establishment of Advisory Committee05/23/201378 FR 30828
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: RVAAC
Keyword(s): ABA, ADA, Vehicles, rail, trains
Subtype: NA
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
May 20, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 03/24/2015
ID: ATBCB-2013-0006-0151
Comment Period Closed
Jan 09, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/17/2013
ID: ATBCB-2013-0006-0013
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 07/31/2015
ID: ATBCB-2013-0006-0179
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 07/23/2015
ID: ATBCB-2013-0006-0177
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 05/20/2015
ID: ATBCB-2013-0006-0160

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/31/2015
ID: ATBCB-2013-0006-0178
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/17/2015
ID: ATBCB-2013-0006-0175
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/17/2015
ID: ATBCB-2013-0006-0176


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
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Proposed Rule
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Final Rule
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Long Term Action
Current Stage
Agency Contact
Gretchen Jacobs
General Counsel
202 272-0040
202 272-0062 (TDD)
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Washington, DC 20004-1111
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