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Section 4: TRF Responsibilities

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Securing Agreements

TRF is responsible for preparing, negotiating, and obtaining the agreement before the contract letting, based on the plan layouts and information submitted by the districts.

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Liaison Role

TRF serves as the liaison between the districts and railroad companies. In this role, TRF is responsible for negotiations with the railroad companies in connection with the preparation of agreements and the securing and approval of force account estimates based on the information furnished by the districts.

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Coordination with DES

TRF also coordinates agreements for railroad grade separations and spur track permits through the Design Division (DES) during the preliminary plan layout and PS&E review stages of project development.

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Work Order

TRF issues the work order to the railroad company for all projects involving the installation of new warning signal devices contracted for under terms of a separate agreement.

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