1. Can a preliminary set of plans be submitted for RCTC review and response prior to the plans being finalized?
A preliminary set of plans may be submitted for RCTC review and response. However, the applicant will be charged engineering time for each review and a review of all final plans is required. No preliminary or final review will begin until the $6,000 License deposit or $1,000 ROE fee is submitted.
2. What constitutes final plans?
One set of final plans must be "wet stamped" and approved by the jurisdictional agency (Caltrans, County, City, etc.)
3. Does RCTC grant easements or permits?
No. RCTC grants Licenses and Rights of Entry, but not easements or permits.
4. Can we enter the property with verbal approval if the use is very short term?
No. All entities and individuals entering RCTC property MUST have prior written agreement in the form of a Right of Entry or License.
5. How is a public agency defined?
Public agencies are those organized under Local, State or Federal law. Public utilities are not considered to be public agencies.
6. Does RCTC allow billboards on its property?
In July 1997, the Commission adopted the policy of not allowing new billboards on RCTC property. Existing billboards have been allowed to remain at current fair market value prices.
7. Can I submit one application for a line or facility that is part of one project but crosses RCTC property multiple times?
A separate Supplemental Application and set of plans must be completed for each use of RCTC property. One General Information Form may be completed with multiple Supplemental Applications attached.
8. How do I get BNSF licensed?
The BNSF licensing course information can be found at contractororientation.com.
9. Do I need to apply again if my Right of Entry expires?
If you require a time extension on your Right of Entry, and if the terms (type of use and area required) are the same, you may request an extension in writing. You must obtain RCTC approval in writing