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Technical Considerations
   

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Design Considerations
• Design criteria
• Vehicle type
• Environmental mitigation
• Sensitive surroundings
• Traffic impacts
• Signal pre‐emption
• Urban design requirements
• Design to budget

Plan/Document Reviews
• Approvals matrix
• Review and approval schedule
• Agency design review
• Commitment of reviewers

Permitting
• Permitting authority
• Permits matrix
• Responsibility
• Temporary access

Utilities – Public and Private
• Composite utilities plans
• Potholing for underground
• Relocation requirements
• Relocation responsibility
• Utilities coordination
• Buy America requirements
• Stray current protection

Level Boarding – Accessibility
• ADA Considerations
• Vehicle floor height
• Station platform height
• Access for station boarding

Vehicle Procurement
• Type selection
• Vehicle specification
• Small order availability
• Buy America requirements
• Long‐lead item
• Oversight of manufacturing
• Vehicle options

Electrification and Systems
• Power supply
• Overhead electrification
• Substation locations
• Emerging technology

O/M – Costs, Revenues, Operating Agreements
• Who is the operator
• Labor considerations
• Provision of security
• Operations and maintenance facility
• Dedicated funding for operations
• Fares or no fares
• Fare collection method

Long Lead Items
• Vehicles
• Track materials
• Ticket vending machines
• Other systems materials

Safety and Security
• Management plan
• Authorities
• Emergency responders
• Threat and vulnerability
• Safety certification

Pedestrian Interfaces and Crossings
• Vehicle boarding
• Audible warning devices
• Channelization techniques
• Signing
• Signalization

 

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