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State Rail Partnerships. State Rail Partnerships Colorado DOT (CDOT) Project Coordination. Ronnie Dickey CDOT Railroad Program Manager, Project Support Colorado has two Class 1 Railroads BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR). State Rail Partnerships.

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State rail partnerships

State Rail Partnerships


State rail partnerships colorado dot cdot project coordination

State Rail PartnershipsColorado DOT (CDOT) Project Coordination

  • Ronnie Dickey

  • CDOT Railroad Program Manager, Project Support

  • Colorado has two Class 1 Railroads

    • BNSF Railway Company (BNSF)

    • Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR)


State rail partnerships

State Rail Partnerships

  • CDOT Partnership efforts with:

  • BNSF

  • June 31, 2013 CDOT/BNSF Memo of Understanding (MOU)

  • (non-binding agreement)

    • Assigns liaisons and commits to partnering.

    • Defines project review process with response commitments.

    • Commits to develop standard project agreements.

    • Defines a Project tracking process –

    • RR Project Tracking Spreadsheet updated monthly

    • (next slide)


State rail partnerships

State Rail Partnerships


State rail partnerships

State Rail Partnerships

  • CDOT Partnership efforts with:

  • BNSF

  • Established monthly call-in project status coordination meeting with BNSF liaison in Kansas City.

  • Intend to execute a Master Agreement. (Details later)


State rail partnerships

State Rail Partnerships

  • CDOT Partnership efforts with:

  • UPRR

  • CDOT intends to execute a MOU with UPRR. (similar to BNSF MOU)

  • Meet as needed on projects with Manager of Industry & Public Projects

  • at office located in Denver.

  • March 1, 2012 CDOT/UPRR Master Agreement (5 year contract) with

  • General Provisions in agreement with typical Supplements for:

    • RR Preliminary Engineering review costs

    • Section 130 rail highway at-grade crossing safety improvements

    • RR flagging and protective services

    • Currently working on Amendment to add Supplement for Force Account RR work.


State rail partnerships

State Rail Partnerships

  • SHRP2

  • CDOT selected for the SHRP2 Lead Adopter Incentive for Round 2 Implementation Assistance funds ($75k) from FHWA for Railroad-DOT Mitigation Strategies (R16).

  • CDOT will:

    • Develop flow chart to document the CDOT-Railroad contracting

    • process with expected timelines

    • Develop and finalize the Master Agreement with BNSF (similar to UPRR)

    • Develop and finalize Standard Project Agreements for:

      • new grade separation projects

      • grade separated bridge replacement projects

      • at-grade crossing improvement projects

      • signal interconnect projects


State rail partnerships

State Rail Partnerships

Challenges

Turn-over of personnel, both with CDOT and RRs. Need to document processes and standardize contracts.

Changing processes, e.g. budgeting and authorizations, Design/Build & CMGC project delivery,SAP data entry, RR tracking programs, etc.


State rail partnerships

State Rail Partnerships

Thank You!

Questions?

Contact information:

Ronnie Dickey

CDOT Railroad Program Manager

Phone: (303) 757-9333

[email protected]


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