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Board Policy No. 23 <br />Railroad Construction Scheduling and Management <br />Page 1 of 4 <br />Summary <br />This policy establishes principles and procedures for managing the impact of construction on <br />NCTD coastal (San Diego Subdivision) and inland (Escondido Subdivision) rail corridors. <br />Scope <br />This policy covers construction and maintenance impacts such as slow orders, partial shutdowns, <br />and or full shutdowns on the San Diego (“coastal” or “COASTER” corridor) and Escondido <br />Subdivisions (“inland” or “SPRINTER” corridor). The policy covers construction/improvement and <br />maintenance activities performed by NCTD, SANDAG, construction managers, and contractors <br />performing construction/improvement and maintenance. This policy applies to both projects that <br />benefit NCTD or projects performed on behalf of external entities that impact NCTD operations. <br />Principles <br />1. The Board policy is to provide high-quality rail service consistent with the operating plan <br />of both passenger and freight operators. <br />2. The Board recognizes that capital activities are required to maintain a state of good repair <br />and to support capital enhancements. <br />3. Project designers and construction managers shall fully evaluate construction means and <br />methods that minimize disruption of rail service during construction. <br />4. Project designers and construction managers must clearly demonstrate the need for a <br />slow down or closure by submitting information and alternatives to NCTD during the <br />project development/design phase of the project. <br />5. The timing of a closure and/or shutdown of the railroad is dependent on the nature of the <br />project. <br />6. Unless significant unforeseen circumstances arise, such as emergency or exigent <br />circumstances, NCTD will honor construction schedules approved by NCTD that allow <br />slowdowns or closures on the railroad. <br />Responsibilities <br />1. NCTD’s Executive Director or his/her designee is responsible for the administration of this <br />policy. Safety shall be the Executive Director’s top priority in administering this policy. <br />2. The Executive Director or his/her designee is responsible for ensuring that a calendar is <br />maintained that identifies all closures on the inland and coastal corridors.