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PRIIA 305 Technical Subcommittee. PRIIA Executive Board Meeting March 10, 2010. PRIIA 305 Technical Subcommittee. Agenda Membership Work Plan Budget. PRIIA 305 Technical Subcommittee. Membership Mario Bergeron Amtrak Dale Engelhardt Amtrak Steve Fretwell DOT, California

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priia 305 technical subcommittee

PRIIA 305 Technical Subcommittee

PRIIA Executive Board Meeting

March 10, 2010

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PRIIA 305 Technical Subcommittee

Agenda

  • Membership
  • Work Plan
  • Budget
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PRIIA 305 Technical Subcommittee

Membership

Mario Bergeron Amtrak

Dale Engelhardt Amtrak

Steve Fretwell DOT, California

Bob Haslam DOT, California

Stan Hunter DOT, California

Kevin Kesler FRA

Kevin Lawson DOT, Louisiana

Jack Madden DOT, New York

Eloy Martinez FRA

Tammy Nicholson DOT, Iowa

Alan Paul DOT, North Carolina

Charles Poltenson DOT, New York

George Weber DOT, Illinois

Gil Wilson DOT, Texas

Andrew Wood DOT, Washington

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PRIIA 305 Technical Subcommittee

Background

  • Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA) of 2008
  • Freight Standards have contained costs and improved performance
  • APTA Passenger standards have focused on safety, not design
  • “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”

(From FRA Summary of Public Law 110-432- Division B TITLE III— INTERCITY PASSENGERRAIL POLICY )

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PRIIA 305 Technical Subcommittee

Challenges and Opportunities

Challenges Opportunities

No domestic suppliers Reduced cost

Proprietary designs Improved performance

Few Standards Interchange Equipment

Small Technical Community Pool Purchases

Domestic Designs & Mfg New Jobs New Exports

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PRIIA 305 Technical Subcommittee

Work Plan

  • Specification Development Proposed Deliverable

Vehicle TypeDelivery Date

    • Short Haul Bi-Level Coach Car July 2010
    • Short Haul Single Level Coach Car December 2010
    • Diesel Locomotive December 2010
  • Standards

Performance

Interoperability

Design Standards

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PRIIA 305 Technical Subcommittee
  • Sources for Standards

AAR, APTA, FRA

Amtrak

Foreign Standards

Railroad/ State DOT Recommendations

Manufacturer Recommendations

  • Initial Standard Items

Basic Commuter/ Intercity Coverage Car Shells

Diesel Locomotive (design @ 125 mph)

Wheel Sets

Trucks

Brakes

Windows

HVAC

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PRIIA 305 Technical Subcommittee
  • Bi-Level Alternatives
    • Create Low & High Clearance Bi-Level Designs
      • Necessary to Meet Different Clearance Requirements
      • Maintain Requirements for Different Markets & Needs
      • Can Have Common Component Specifications
      • Allows CA Surfliner Process to Continue
    • Standardize Existing Bi-Level Specification
      • Commonality of Specifications
      • May Compromise Different Market’s Requirements
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PRIIA 305 Technical Subcommittee

High (Surfliner) & Low Clearance Bi-Level Vehicles:

Clearance

Train Passageway

Platform Height

Potential Common Specifications

Trucks

Seats

Doors

Couplers

Wheel Slip

Battery Chargers

Rest Rooms

Windows

HVAC

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PRIIA 305 Technical Subcommittee
  • Work of Technical SubCommittee
    • Define Membership
    • Held Initial Conference Call
    • Set Weekly Call Frequency
    • Establish April 22 Meeting Date in Chicago
    • Members Provided Biography Material
    • Industry Participation Request Letter Drafted
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PRIIA 305 Technical Subcommittee
  • Next Steps
    • Position Resources (Amtrak)
    • Organization of SubCommittee
      • Weekly Conference Calls
      • Define Output, Timeframes, Charter
      • Identify target components/ subsytems/ features for standards
      • Assign working groups to develop/ identify candidate draft standards
        • Service types (ie.- speed, distance)
        • Key Components / Subsytems
    • Review Procurement Alternatives
    • Technical SubCommittee Meeting:
      • Chicago, April 22
      • Team Membership Attendance
      • Industry Attendance
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PRIIA 305 Technical Subcommittee

Budget Items:

  • Amtrak ~ 3 FTEs:
    • Technical development specifications
    • Logistic Support
  • Travel
  • Technical Consultants
  • Administration
  • Large meeting conference room
  • Conference fees
  • Other