Operations Personnel Requirements in New Rail Transit Projects
This standard provides minimum requirements for the participation of a rail operation’s subject matter experts (SMEs) within a rail transit system (RTS) and/or an operations and maintenance contractor (O&M contractor). Rail operations personnel are required in order to provide input and guidance in any rail
project that impacts operations and maintenance activities of an RTS. As used in this standard, “operations” refers directly to operations and maintenance activities within an operating railroad or new system.
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requires the engagement of experienced rail transit operations personnel. The project team must include experienced rail operations personnel in order to provide input and guidance in any rail project on the everyday and long-term operations impacts of design and development decisions. This, at a minimum, is required in order to have a safe, cost-effective, rule-compliant and efficient operation. The standard includes requirements for involving qualified rail operations personnel during the preliminary development phase of the rail project and during the phases outlined in the program requirements of 49 CFR 633 Subpart C, Project Management Plans.
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