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Checklists - Passenger Train Stations

The Checklist available for viewing or download below is based on the Station Standards and follow the same order and numbering as the Station Standards. The Checklist is designed for your use to evaluate your station and can be used to record information for later entry on the Station data pages. Station Standards can be viewed by selecting Statndards - Stations at the Our Project drop down menubar item.

Checklist: a list of things to be checked or done. Our Project's Checklists are used by Champions to document achievements and issues at their Passenger Train Station. The Checklist exactly mirrors the Passenger Train Stations Standards and are linked by the reference number in each. Standards and Checklists are reviewed on a regular basis to insure that they are relevant and cover the major topics for Passenger Train Stations. Your comments are requested, click on the Feedback box on the right to send suppestions, questions, or comments.


Status Codes–
S – Safety Issue, requires immediate attention.
I – Issue, needs attention.
A –Achievement
N – Not applicable to this station
SAFETY ISSUE – Mark Y/N for a Safety Issue if you determine that a passenger or visitor would or could be injured or has the possibility of causing anxiety to a passenger or visitor if they come in contact with or encounter this issue. Select Safety Issue when entering in the website.
Grading;
A - The Train Station/Checklist Item meets or exceeds all standards. (Cannot have any Items marked “S” or “I”.)
C - T The Train Station/Checklist Item is acceptable but has some issues but no safety issue. (Cannot have any Items marked “S”.)
F - The Train Station/Checklist Item does not meet standards and has issues with safety, cleanliness, and passenger comfort.


I. Local and State Government Involvement: Local and State Government will be involved in passenger train station activities.
Category # Checklist Item Champion Comments Status
Local Government 101 Local Officials will be involved with their Train Station – Are local officials involved? Do they accept invitations to attend special events? Do they or their staffs regularly survey the Train Station? SAFETY Y/N?







Local Government 105 Designated office/position for passenger train activities – Have the local jurisdictions in which the Train Station is located designated an office or agency and an individual in that agency to have oversight for Train Station activities. Local government can include: City or Town, Municipality, County or Parish, Municipal Planning Organization (MPO), and Council of Governments (COG)? SAFETY Y/N?







Local Government 110 Emergency response plan – Does the local government have an emergency response plan in place should a need arise requiring a major emergency response for a Train Stations or passenger train emergency? SAFETY Y/N?







Local Government 120 Contingency passenger support and assistance plan – Does the local government have a contingency assistance plan in place if a train and passengers are delayed for an extended period near the city/town for an extended period? SAFETY Y/N?







State Government 150 Designated office/position for passenger train activities – Has the state in which the Train Stations is located designated an office or agency to be responsible for Train Stations activities and have they designated an individual within that office or agency to coordinate Train Stations activities? SAFETY Y/N?









II. Street and Road signs: Train stations will have adequate street and road signage so that passengers and those meeting train travelers can locate a station by following signs to the station.
Category # Checklist Item Champion Comments Status
Street and Road Signs 205 Directional road signs- Placement – Do street and road signs clearly designate the route to a Train Station and do they begin at all approaches to the city and continue in an unbroken string to the Train Station? Do they incorporate USDOT standard symbol (I-7 Train Statoin)( http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/) I-7 Train Stations UDDOT SAFETY Y/N?















Street and Road Signs 215 Directional road signs-Positioning – Are street and road signs comparable in size, positioning as other signs that designate routes to follow in the city? SAFETY Y/N?







Street and Road Signs 230 Directional road signs-Repair – Are street and road signs in good repair as other signs that designate routes to follow in the city? SAFETY Y/N?







Street and Road Signs 250 Directional road signs-Night Visibility – Are street and road signs manufactured so that they are as easily viewed during night conditions as in daylight? SAFETY Y/N?









III. Street and road Access: Street and road access roads to train stations will allow direct travel from major roads and all roads will have prepared surfaces similar to other routes to similar destinations.
Category # Checklist Item Champion Comments Status
Street and road access 305 Street access – Is the street access to the Train Station direct from adjacent street and roads? SAFETY Y/N?















Street and road access 315 Streets traffic control – Do these streets and roads have appropriate traffic directional control signs and devices to allow a safe and efficient arrival and departure from the Train Station? SAFETY Y/N?







Street and road access 325 Streets condition – Are all roads and walkways leading to the Train Station in good condition and receive regular maintenance and inspection? SAFETY Y/N?







Street and road access 335 Street Address searchable – Is the address assigned to the Train Station correct and consistent with addresses for other activities in the vicinity, searchable on the USPS.com Zip Code lookup website , all Internet mapping sites, and all consumer GPS systems currently manufactured? SAFETY Y/N?







Street and road access 337 Street Address searchable – Is the Train Station address – on all websites (official and informational) and publications – consistent with the officially designated with address. SAFETY Y/N?







Street and road access 345 Parking – Does the Train Train Station have adequate parking for passengers and for those meeting travelers? SAFETY Y/N?







Street and road access 355 Streets Drop-off/Pick-up – Does the Train Station have adequate area for those dropping or meeting passengers to do so safely and efficiently? Are there adequate provisions to protect pedestrians and bicycle users. SAFETY Y/N?







Street and road access 365 ADA – Are the parking, driveways, Train Station access and other surfaces Americans with Disabilities Act compliant and maintained to that standard? SAFETY Y/N?









IV. Station Building/Shelter: Train stations will provide an appropriate/maintained building/shelter that will provide comfort and utility for passengers and those dropping off or picking up. It will especially provide protection from adverse weather conditions.
Category # Checklist Item Champion Comments Status
Station Building/ Shelter 410 Train Station size – Is Train Stations shelter constructed to accommodate the typical load for the Train Station. (For Train Stations that are seasonal or have seasonal expansion the Train Stations will be designed and constructed to accommodate expanded load.) SAFETY Y/N?















Station Building/ Shelter 420 Train Station-Weather protection – Does Train Stations Building/shelter provide complete protection from all weather elements while passengers and others wait for a train? SAFETY Y/N?







Station Building/ Shelter 440 Train Station lighting – If Train Station has scheduled arrivals or departures during hours of darkness is there adequate lighting in the Train Station shelter, the parking lots, drop-off/pickup areas, and the Train Stations platform? SAFETY Y/N?







Station Building/ Shelter 450 Train Station hours – Is Train Station/shelter open prior to train arrival by the amount of time passengers are advised to arrive at the Train Station by the train operator. Is the Train Station open at the normal time and stay open for late trains. Is the Train Station open for all train serving this Train Station. Does the Train Station stay open until the train has departed. SAFETY Y/N?







Station Building/ Shelter 460 Train Station cleanliness – Is Train Station clean and in good repair? Is all graffiti removed from property? SAFETY Y/N?







Station Building/ Shelter 470 Train Station grounds – Are Train Station grounds in good order and maintained up to the standard of other civic activities in the community? SAFETY Y/N?









V. Information: All train stations will have appropriate posted information so that passengers and those waiting will have access to current train arrival and departure status.
Category # Checklist Item Champion Comments Status
Information 510 Published information – Do timetables and websites reflect current schedules and status of amenities and services at Train Station? Are publications and websites with locations and directions to the Train Station correct and always updated? SAFETY Y/N?















Information 520 Current information – Staffed Train Station -- Is current information posted and regular announcements made concerning train arrival and departure status? SAFETY Y/N?







Information 530 Current information – Unstaffed Train Station -- Is appropriate information about train schedules posted and is information posted on methods for passengers and those waiting to determine train arrival status? SAFETY Y/N?







Information 540 Current information – Internet and Automated agent – Are train times, status of trains, and all Train Station local information available from websites, automated agents, and other electronic sources current and always accessible? Is information current and always available? SAFETY Y/N?







Information 550 Local information – All stations: Is current information posted or readily available for the following?
Train Station location and directions
Train Station hours
Contact numbers for Train Station information and affairs
Map of area
- Taxi & Public transit information
- Bicycle parking/locker
- Restroom availability
- Inter-City Bus Terminals/Stops & Airport info
- Airport info
- Food & beverage services available at train time
- Emergency Services
- Emergency Medical Services nearby.
SAFETY Y/N?







Information 560 Maps – Do maps (published and electronic) generated by local and state government agencies and by local civic organizations signify the location of the Train Stations by the US DOT symbol (I-7 Train Station – see below) either at the exact location if scale permits or as a callout on the map. This Standard applies to all maps? I-7 Train Stations UDDOT SAFETY Y/N?











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