Rail Transit Track Allocation Program Requirements


This document provides standard requirements for Rail Transit Systems in establishing a program to formalize the core requirements of allocating access to the track and guideway so that roadway workers and dispatchers/controllers/operators are aware of all work activity by specific location.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA RT-OP-S-020-14 Rev. 1 09/28/2021 Published Current
APTA RT-OP-S-020-14 05/01/2013 Published Superseded


track allocation, right of way, guideway


This Standard provides Rail Transit Systems with the baseline requirements for managing the allocation of access to employees and contractors performing work on or near the right of way, including track and guideway. The Standard is intended to create a framework for track rights priorities and access
ground rules, requesting access, approving access, creation and management of general orders, and tracking and documentation of access requests and access itself.

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