Synthesis of Information Related to Transit Problems. Topic SG-13. Successful Practices for Utility Coordination in Transit Projects

Transit projects frequently involve designing and building infrastructure that affects other modes of transportation and all kinds of aerial and underground utility facilities that exist along those corridors. Two critical factors that contribute to inefficiencies in the management of utility issues are the lack of accurate, complete information about utility facilities that might be in conflict with the project and the resolution and overall management of those conflicts. Utility relocations are frequently cited as one of the top two reasons for delays in highway project development and construction, and many recent initiatives in this area have focused on how to address utility issues in highway projects more effectively. Very little has been documented regarding the use of successful practices to facilitate utility coordination in transit projects. The purpose of this synthesis project is to report on utility coordination practices at transit agencies around the country in order to identify their successful experiences. This synthesis will document, but not be limited to the following: (1) Phases of transit project development; (2) Data collection processes-who and how; (3) Identification and resolution of utility conflicts; (4) Utility/public or private and interagency coordination; (5) Staff professional capacity; and (6) Contractual practices-design/build, etc. This synthesis will explore these issues and document successful practice. A literature review, survey of selected transit agencies and/or other stakeholders, and detailed case examples/profiles will be accomplished to report on the state-of-practice, including innovations, lessons learned, challenges, and gaps in information.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $40000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-07, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Quiroga, Cesar

  • Start Date: 20141217
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38305

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01548184
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-07, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 18 2014 1:00AM