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Railroad Design Guidelines. Design Guidelines… Have - Assist discussions with RR’s Could – Reiterate costs/effects of RR service interruptions Could – Introduce section to cover Design/Build Could – Put standards on-line Could – Work toward industry standards. Coordination Issues in Design…

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Railroad design guidelines

  • Railroad Design Guidelines

Mid-States Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Conference


Railroad design guidelines

  • Design Guidelines…

    • Have - Assist discussions with RR’s

    • Could – Reiterate costs/effects of RR service interruptions

    • Could – Introduce section to cover Design/Build

    • Could – Put standards on-line

    • Could – Work toward industry standards

Mid-States Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Conference


Railroad design guidelines

  • Coordination Issues in Design…

    • C&M Agreements effect design

    • Project Development

      • Early Railroad Involvement

        • Communicate Operational Constraints

      • Early Reviewer Involvement

        • Understand all previous agreements and negotiations

Mid-States Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Conference


Railroad design guidelines

  • Coordination Issues in Design…

    • Alternative Funding Sources

      • Railroad utilizes proprietary items

      • Some agencies may not utilize proprietary items

    • Schedules

      • In-House Reviews – longer times

      • Peer Reviews – shorter times

Mid-States Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Conference


Railroad design guidelines

  • Coordination Issues in Design

    • Aesthetic Treatments

Mid-States Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Conference


Railroad design guidelines

  • Coordination Issues in Design…

    • Project Costs

      • Design Guidelines

        • Railroad – Standard, Standard, Standard

        • Agency – Public, Public, Public

Mid-States Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Conference


Railroad design guidelines

  • Designer Challenge

    “Looks like…

    Will perform like…

    Can be built within…

    Will not cost more than $$$ ”

Mid-States Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Conference


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