Next Generation Rail Equipment Committee
Approves Specification for Diesel Multiple Units
The PRIIA 305 technical committee was formed by Amtrak under the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA). “Amtrak is tasked with establishing a Next Generation Corridor Equipment Pool Committee to design, develop specifications for, and procure standardized next-generation rail passenger equipment.” The approval came first from the technical committee and then by the Executive Board of the NGEC which includes 11 state DOTs, Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration. Bill Bronte, the Director of the Caltrans Rail Division, serves as the Chairman.
This is important because with the PRIIA
DMU specification finalized
the US Railcar DMU will now qualify for federal funds.
US Railcar's 110 Mph PRIIA compatible concept:
Is it a DMU or a Locomotive?
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