Passenger Transit, Rail Vehicle Standards
The specifications for passenger rail vehicle projects commonly use a wide variety of common industry standards from recognized standards organizations to provide a common level of manufacturing, safety, reliability, and quality for the components and materials used in their manufacture. In order for the cited standards to be effective, they must be current and reflect modern materials, processes, and technologies. Additionally, to gain the maximum benefit of using industry standards, these standards must be cited using the proper terms, variables, and values.
The Standards web pages discuss some appropriate standards for passenger rail vehicle construction, including commonly cited standards, suggestions for alternative standards, including a brief explanation of each standard, and the proper criteria for the standard citing. In many cases, additional information has been provided for background, or to support and explain the standard citing, as well as common usage and cross-references (where applicable).