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Prior to any contractor entering Capital Metro's Railroad Right-of-Way (ROW), Capital Metro staff must approve all access, activities and the performance of any work. Anyone who needs access to the ROW must submit an application and secure an approved license agreement and/or permit before starting any work. Each application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Anyone working within the ROW must follow all Capital Metro safety requirements, complete the Capital Metro Roadway Worker Certification and maintain a valid certification card in their possession while working. A qualified "Roadway Worker-In-Charge” (RWIC) must be present during any work that has the potential of entering the “foul zone” (25 feet from the center of the nearest track). RWICs are coordinated by Capital Metro's Rail Operations Department.
All RWICs require payment in advance with an option of 8- or 10-hour increments. Cancelation of an RWIC appointment requires 24-hours notice for reimbursement.
Completed applications and the appropriate fees should be mailed to the address indicated on the form. Please make checks payable to Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority.NOTE: All plan reviews beyond Capital Metro's technical expertise will be considered a “special review” and outsourced to an approved consultant. The applicant will be responsible for all costs associated with the special review and payment is due before services are rendered.
Please allow 21 business days for Capital Metro to review your application:
APPLICATION PORTAL: Capital Metro offers an online application system for right-of-way licenses, permits and RWIC applications. The system makes it easy and fast for you to apply for any ROW applications. Apply now for ROW licenses, Permits and RWIC.
License Agreement (for installations within Capital Metro's right-of-way)
P.O. Box 6308
Austin, TX 78762-6308