Contractors’ Responsibility for Safety on the Right-of-Way (ROW)


This Rail Standard identifies a contractor’s responsibilities for knowing, complying with and enforcing rail transit system (RTS) guidelines, rules and procedures and should govern the activities of contractors performing work on or near the right of way.

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Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA RT-OP-S-010-04 Rev. 2 10/06/2016 Published Current


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This standard shall be applied whenever contractors perform any work on or near the RTS in order to assist in protecting themselves, their employees and subcontractors, passengers, RTS employees and the public. It is the responsibility of every individual entering or working in close proximity to the RTS to follow all safety rules and procedures contained in this standard, to use caution, and to apply all safe work practices.

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