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Board Policy No. 23 – Railroad Construction Scheduling and Management <br />Page 2 of 4 <br />3. The Executive Director or his/her designee is responsible for developing agreements and <br />guidelines for continuity of operations during construction. The agreements and guidelines <br />should address seasonal constraints, coordination with other corridor users, notification <br />requirements, project types (track, signal, or bridge), and work location (Escondido or San <br />Diego Subdivisions, Mile Post location and impact to service). <br />4. Project/Construction Managers involved in project planning and/or construction that may <br />impact NCTD railroad operations shall consult with NCTD as soon as they become aware <br />of an impact to NCTD’s rail operations. Earlier consultation supports improved <br />coordination and minimizes potential delay(s) to projects. <br />5. Project/Construction Managers are responsible for ensuring that they have developed <br />sufficient plans that detail the nature of the proposed construction project and its impact <br />on NCTD. <br />6. Project/Construction Managers are responsible for meeting all applicable regulatory and <br />NCTD requirements including the execution of appropriate agreements to support the <br />mitigation of construction impacts on NCTD’s property. <br />7. Project/Construction Managers are responsible for ensuring project planning and design <br />consider and identify the impact of construction and discussing alternatives with NCTD as <br />part of the Project Study Report process and throughout the project development process. <br />8. NCTD and Project/Construction Managers at the sixty (60) percent phase of design will <br />formally agree in writing whether or not a railroad closure is required for a project. <br />9. NCTD in collaboration with SANDAG and NCTD’s rail partners, BNSF, Metrolink, and <br />Amtrak, will coordinate the timeframe or dates of the closure consistent with NCTD and <br />SANDAG’s Guidelines for Continuity of Operations During Construction and execute <br />agreements/gain concurrence with impacted parties prior to initiating a procurement for <br />construction of a project. <br />10. Project/Construction Managers are responsible for identifying a process to eliminate or <br />reduce the potential of slow orders resulting from construction. Slow orders shall be <br />mitigated with special equipment such as a Track Stabilizer to ensure continuity of rail <br />operations. Project/Construction Managers are responsible for tracking all construction <br />related slow orders and submitting the information to NCTD in a monthly report. <br />Master Construction Calendar <br />NCTD shall maintain and manage a master construction calendar that identifies the anticipated <br />dates for the next twenty-four (24) months that are available for NCTD tracks to be closed to rail <br />service for capital or maintenance projects. <br />1. When scheduling construction that will impact operations, NCTD shall consider significant <br />local and regional events.