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Design Criteria Manual Metro Light Rail

Design Criteria Manual Metro Light Rail

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Metro Light Rail Transit Projects
The METRO LRT Design Criteria Manual has been developed as a set of generalguidelines as well as providing specific criteria to be employed in the preparation andimplementation of the planning, design and construction of new light rail corridors andthe extension of existing corridors. This 2007 issue of the Light Rail Design CriteriaManual was developed to remain in compliance with accepted practices with regard tosafety and compatibility with METRO's existing system and the intended future systemsthat will be constructed by METRO. The manual reflects the most current acceptedpractices and applicable codes in use by the industry.The intent of this manual is to establish general criteria to be used in the planning anddesign process. However, deviations from these accepted criteria may be required inspecific instances. Any such deviations from these accepted criteria must be submittedon the design deviation request included in Appendix B.Coordination with local agencies and jurisdictions is still required for the determinationand approval for fire protection, life safety, and security measures that will beimplemented as part of the planning and design of the LRT system. Conflictinginformation or directives between the criteria set forth in this manual shall be brought tothe attention of METRO and will be addressed and resolved between METRO and thelocal agencies and/or jurisdictions.This manual will be updated periodically either in part or in whole as deemed appropriateby METRO. Any updates or modifications to the manual will take precedence over previous versions or criteria at the time of approval of the updated material or sections of the manual.
Procedure for Design Criteria Manual Revisions
The request for a change shall be submitted to METRO. The request shall be submittedon the REQUEST for REVISION/DEVIATION form included in Appendix B.
Describe the modification and why the current Section does notadequately capture the criteria presented in the January 2007 DCM.
Provide detailed background information describing the modification andother relevant information. If this modification is a significantly different means of performing the design that is already described in the manual, this difference should beclearly described. The manner in which the design is currently described along withinformation from the requestor on why they believe the current section is not appropriateor needs updating.
Possible new or revised criteria shall then be recommended.METRO staff will review and update the requestor's modification for presentation atMETRO’s Executive Committee meeting. The REQUEST for REVISION/DEVIATIONform will include a METRO staff recommendation on any proposed criteria revisions;however, alternative suggestions will be considered at the meeting. The REQUEST for REVISION/DEVIATION form is distributed for discussion at the METRO ExecutiveCommittee meeting and is also included in a summary report. A presentation is made at the METRO Executive Committee meeting, which describesthe modification issues and the procedure. The requestor will be given the opportunity toprovide a presenter to make a presentation on the nature of the modification. METROstaff will lead a discussion of possible DCM revisions. The participants at the meetingare encouraged to ask questions concerning the issues and to offer recommendations.Recommendations concerning proposed revisions made both in person at the METROExecutive Committee meeting and in writing will be considered. Final decisions onrevisions are made through a clearance process within METRO and listed on thefollowing DESIGN CRITERIA MANUAL, REVISIONS TRACKING FORM.
Notice of DCM Revisions:
Depending on the number of revisions presented toMETRO, periodic updates of the manual will be placed on the METRO web site,distributed to local jurisdictions, private utility companies and consultants currently under contract with METRO.

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