Railroad Limited Right-of-Entry Permit Process

DCTA requires all contractors, business owners or persons requesting access to enter Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) Railroad Right-of-Way (ROW) follow the procedures outlined below.  DCTA must approve all access, activities and the performance of any work prior to entry into the property. All persons requesting access to the ROW must submit a Limited Right of Entry application and secure an approved license agreement and/or permit before any work is commenced. Each application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
 
All persons working within the ROW must follow all DCTA safety requirements, complete the DCTA Roadway Worker Certification training and maintain a valid certification card, the certification card must be in their possession at all times when in the ROW. 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). DCTA Rail Operations Department coordinates RWICs.
 
If a RWIC is required, DCTA shall require payments in advance with an option of eight- or 10-hour increments. Cancellation of an RWIC appointment requires 24-hours' notice. Requests for reimbursement will be handled on a case by case basis and is not guaranteed.
 
Completed applications, proof of required insurance and the appropriate fees should be mailed to the address indicated on the application form. Please make checks payable to Denton County Transportation Authority.