Rail Agencies Seek Changes To CARB Locomotive Rule Amid Legal Threats

March 23, 2023
Public passenger rail agencies are seeking enhancements to new compliance options under the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) landmark proposed locomotive emission rule, amid ongoing opposition from short-line railways and litigation threats from national private railroad companies that argue the rule is preempted by federal law. “We appreciate that CARB has included a clear and brief timeline for approval or disapproval of an” Alternative Fleet Milestone Option (AFMO) or Alternative Compliance Plan (ACP), “but we respectfully request that CARB also...

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