Work Zone Safety Practices


This standard provides guidance for the development of rules and requirements for working within rail transit system work zones and provides suggested approaches for developing such rules and procedures.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA RT-OP-S-004-03 Rev. 3 01/15/2023 Published Current
APTA RT-OP-S-004-03 Rev. 2 10/06/2016 Published Superseded


right-of-way, roadway worker, work zone safety


This standard provides requirements for rail transit agencies to address situations that are present when workers perform routine and emergency work on an operating rail line. It requires that rail transit agencies perform periodic internal audits—including documentation reviews, work site visits or other methods of compliance evaluation—to ensure compliance with these rules and procedures.

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