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Board Policy No. 18 – Railroad Crossing Quiet Zones and Wayside Horn Systems <br />Page 2 of 6 <br />To ensure maximum safety, uniformity and reliability of all Quiet Zone and Wayside Horn related <br />facilities NCTD shall develop standard procedures pursuant to the requirements of CFR 49 Part <br />222. <br />Lead Agency <br />The City seeking to establish a Quiet Zone or Wayside Horn System within its jurisdiction shall <br />act as the lead agency and shall comply with the requirements set forth in 49 CFR Part 222. As <br />the lead agency, the City is responsible for securing the funding, permitting, and approvals <br />necessary to create a Quiet Zone or implement a Wayside Horn System and for producing studies <br />and documentation as may be required by the regulations or administrative policies and <br />procedures of the FRA, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and NCTD. <br />Cost-Neutral to NCTD <br />The evaluation, application, planning, development, and review processes necessary to <br />implement a Quiet Zone or Wayside Horn System shall be cost neutral to NCTD. All costs <br />incurred by NCTD in association with any Quiet Zone project, including but not limited to staff <br />time, consultant fees, attorneys’ fees, environmental studies, permits, inspection fees, flag- <br />protection fees and engineering fees, will be reimbursed by the City under a construction and <br />maintenance agreement ("Construction and Maintenance Agreement"). <br />NCTD Assistance <br />NCTD shall offer its assistance to the City in the analysis, planning, and review required to <br />evaluate the viability, design, and construction of improvements necessary to implement a Quiet <br />Zone or Wayside Horn System. <br />Quiet Zone and Wayside Horn System Design <br />The design of all railroad improvements necessary for the implementation of a Quiet Zone or <br />Wayside Horn System shall be supported by NCTD with approval of applicable regulatory entities, <br />following comprehensive diagnostic reviews and processes. Said improvements may include, but <br />are not limited to, warning devices, gates, power-out indicators, wayside horns, Quiet Zone <br />confirmation signals, exit management systems, grade crossing panels, signal system <br />modifications, additions and alterations of signal housing and cases, pedestrian control devices, <br />third-party utility connections, relocations, modifications, upgrades, and in-pavement loop <br />detectors, if applicable. <br />The design and costs associated with all non-railroad items including but not limited to paving, <br />striping, pavement signage, curbs, medians, roadway signage, in-pavement loop detectors, and <br />other traffic and pedestrian control devices shall be the responsibility of the City and shall be <br />coordinated with the design of railroad improvements, as provided in the Construction and <br />Maintenance Agreement. <br />Construction and Maintenance Agreement <br />NCTD and each City will enter into a Construction and Maintenance Agreement, which will contain <br />all the pertinent provisions concerning the construction and maintenance of the crossing