On-Track Equipment Safety Requirements


This standard provides minimum safety requirements for On-Track Equipment (OTE) programs. Such programs must address the protection of all roadway workers conducting work on or near the Rail Transit Systems (RTS) rights-of-way. These programs require: adherence to rules and procedures; training; qualification; regular OTE maintenance; and monitoring of OTE safety compliance. This standard incorporates all of these elements and introduces a consistent approach throughout the rail transit industry.

Document History
Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA RT-OP-S-021-15 10/30/2015 Published Current


on-track equipment, roadway worker protection, railroad maintenance machine, maintenance vehicle, track safety, work area, work zone safety



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