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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 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)
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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)
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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)
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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.
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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
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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.

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State Rail Partnerships

Thank You!

Questions?

Contact information:

Ronnie Dickey

CDOT Railroad Program Manager

Phone: (303) 757-9333

[email protected]

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