TRB's second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-R16-RR-1: Strategies for Improving the Project Agreement Process between Highway Agencies and Railroads examines the process by which highway agencies and railroads develop agreements for highway projects which interact with railways. The report examines the underlying causes of delay in the project-agreement process and developed model processes to address them.
Appendix C of SHRP 2 Report S2-R16-RR-1 is available online in Microsoft Word format.
An epub version of this report is available for purchase at the Google ebookstore.
Table of Contents
|Understanding the State Perspective||1-1|
|Types of Projects and Types of Agreements||5-6|
|Chapter 2 - Research Approach||7-7|
|Summary of Railroads' Perspectives||8-13|
|Railroads' Approach to Agreements||14-14|
|Standard Review Process||15-17|
|Where Projects Originate||18-19|
|Highway Agency Processes to Address Railroad Needs||20-22|
|Survey of State and Local Agencies||23-25|
|Highway Agency Practices||26-28|
|Selected Case Studies of Best Practices||29-34|
|Areas for Improvement||37-39|
|PART 3: Review of Federal Regulations||40-46|
|Steps in the Partnership Process||50-51|
|Examples of Best Practices and Processes||52-62|
|Suggested New Specifications, Policies, and Procedures||66-70|
|Sustaining Best Practices and Model Processes||71-74|
|Appendix A - Railroad Processes for Addressing Agreements||76-87|
|Appendix B - Analysis of Survey Results||88-99|
|Appendix C - Model Agreements||100-176|