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 PROVIDING SAFE ACCESS TO THE RIGHT OF WAY

The Track Access Permit Process is to ensure safe working conditions for all work performed along the Right-of-Way, on any Link Controlled Property and in all Passenger Areas.
 

The Right of Way (ROW) is defined as: 

The area and property that extends 10 feet from the nearest rail

and/or property that is dedicated to Light Rail operations.

 

 

Accepting permits for the week of 12/18 submitted no later than 8am on Monday 12/04.  

 

Late requests are not typically accepted unless discussed with Track Access prior and proper justification has been provided.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to watch a recorded demonstration of the permit submittal process.

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EMERGENCY PERMITS

REQUIRES A PHONE CALL TO TRACK ACCESS STAFF PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR REQUEST

A specific emergency request form will be sent to you and you must provide justification AND meet the definition called out in SOP 6.15:

 

Emergency Permit Definition from SOP 6.15 - A permit that is requested after the Track Access procedure has occurred and must be issued to address potential unsafe conditions, financial hardship, or catastrophic consequences to persons or equipment.

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Track Access Staff

Kathy Morgan 206-519-9163

Molly Cornell 206-666-7259

Lauren Griffiths 206-953-9145

Rachel Quiambao 206-773-4907

Track Access normal business hours are 6am to 4pm Monday thru Friday; for urgent matters beyond those hours please reach out to either Molly Cornell at 206-666-7259 or Kathy Morgan at 206-519-9163.

Inbox is not monitored beyond business hours indicated or during holidays.

 

Weekly Track Access Coordination Meeting

 

You must attend the Track Access Coordination meeting held each Wednesday at 1PM to represent your permit request for the following week (unless otherwise instructed by Track Access Staff). At this meeting, representatives from King County Metro (KCM), Sound Transit (ST), and all other groups requesting permits meet to review the upcoming week’s work and address any questions or conflicts. Failure to attend may result in the cancellation of your permit request. These meetings are being held virtually. Please see below for information on how to attend. Whenever possible, please use the link below to attend. This is preferable to calling in as information is shared onscreen during the meeting.

Next meeting: 11/29/23 @ 1pm

Click Here to Join the Weekly Track Access

Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 206-485-1387   United States, Seattle (Toll)

Conference ID: 887 969 077#

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How can you be successful working with the Track Access process?

Click here to view a helpful presentation!

  • Submit your online request and work plan on time

  • Provide accurate information (correct dates/times, locations, contact information, scope of work)

  • Communicate effectively with Track Access and KCM Rail SME's involved in the process

  • Attend Track Access meetings or send a knowledgeable representative

  • Be sure all working under the permit have current ROW training

  • Show up to the job site prepared to work

  • Include your Sound Transit Project Manager (PM) throughout the process

COMMUNICATION IS KEY

Informational Docs

SOP's/SMP's

 

Rail Director Directive's

Cancelling your permit AFTER it has been issued:

 

ONCE PERMIT IS FINALIZED PERMIT HOLDER MUST REPORT CANCELLATIONS AS FOLLOWS:

 

  1. Notify, by phone KCM support chief of any permit cancellations that have KCM support scheduled.

  2. Notify your ST Project Manager that the permit has cancelled.

  3. Report your cancellation using the button below.

 

 

Must answer all questions completely and accurately.

For notifications: Contact info is noted on the permit, see Sound Transit Project Manager Name and KCM LINK Authorization information.

CANCELLATION LISTING

KC/ST Access Only. This list provides real time cancellation reporting information.

Craft Support Contacts

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Signals &
Comm

James Sanderson, Chief

Cell: 206-503-3124

Allison Maynard, Chief

nights

Cell: 206-939-2016

SCADA

Adam LaZerte, Chief

cell: 206-833-1983

 

Patrick Fitzgerald, Chief

cell: 206 245 8782

 

 

 

After hours?

(2200-0700 Sun-Fri)

call the SCADA Lab:

206-903-7739

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Track &
Structures

 

Kenn Fenn, Chief

(OMFC/OMFE days)

general questions/info for Track related permits

Cell: 206-963-9977

 

 

Robert Garraway, Chief (OMFC/OMFE nights)

Cell: 206-945-7620

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Traction
Power

Titus Hinga, Chief

cell: 206-661-9623

 

Denis Agasid, Chief

cell: 206-503-3069

Rusty Powell, Chief

cell: 206 639 4671

Maria Roberts, Chief

cell: 206-677-6071

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Facilities
Power

James Thames, Chief

(Electricians/FA-1)

Office: 206-398-5361

cell: 206-619-4488

Joe Lagonoy, Chief

(Electricians/FA-1)

cell: 206-206-7434

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Michelle Paul, Chief

(Electricians/FA-1)

cell: 206-702-6088

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Facilities
Mechanics

Brandon Studer, Chief OMFC (days)

(Mechanics)

cell: 206-584-7326

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Christian Bishop, Chief

OMFE (days)

(Mechanics)

cell: 206-773-4895

Lewis Capers, Chief OMFC (nights)

(Mechanics)

cell: 206-639-4060

Kevin Mulligan, Chief

OMFE (nights)

(Mechanics)

cell: 206-489-4652

Special Requirement – Right-of-Way (ROW) Training:

Every person who performs work within the Right-of-Way (ROW) must have current KCM ROW safety training. All persons working in the Right-of-Way must have their ROW Worker’s Safety Card in their possession. The training is available online. Cards are issued after successful completion of the ROW training and are valid for one year. 

ROW Training is managed by the Rail Training Department.

Individual registration only, no group sign-ups through this link.

For questions or issues accessing your account, contact the Rail Training Dept. directly. ROWtraining@soundtransit.org

Track Access does NOT waive ROW training!

Click play on the video below to learn about the Track Access Permit Submittal Process

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