Rail Operation Rules included in Section A.1.0 of the Rail Operation Rule Book. Revised 5-26-2010
A. 1.1 Certification
A. All employees whose duties include the operation of any motor vehicle, train or other mobile rail equipment are required to maintain a valid Oregon or Washington Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and Medical Examiners Certificate (DOT card). CDL and DOT cards must be carried on your person while on duty. Failure to maintain a valid CDL may result in immediate termination.
B. All employees who are required to operate a rail vehicle in revenue service must complete TriMet's Rail Operator Class and become certified. Employees who are required to move a rail vehicle only within the yard or shop environment must complete TriMet’s Rail Equipment Maintenance Operations Class and become certified for yard-only vehicle operation.
C. Rail Operators and Supervisors must carry their Train Operators Certification Card on their person while on duty.
D. Any person required to maintain a valid CDL and or DOT Medical card must notify their Supervisor/Manager within one business day if their license is suspended, revoked or cancelled or if they are disqualified from driving.
E. Conviction of any traffic violation, whether on duty or not (other than parking ticket) must be reported to your Supervisor/Manager within 30 days of conviction regardless of what type of vehicle was being driven.
All employees must have their TriMet identification card in their possession at all times while on duty.
A. 1.3 Qualifications of Employees
Employees must pass the required examinations considered necessary by management to assure that they possess the physical fitness and job knowledge required to perform their duties.
No person shall operate any piece of rail equipment unless:
A. They are qualified and in possession of a current TriMet certificate of qualification or,
B. They are under the direct supervision of a qualified TriMet instructor or other qualified employee.
A. 1.4 Rules, Availability of
All employees must have a copy of the Rule Book with them at all times while on duty.
A. 1.5 Uniforms and Personal Appearance
A. Employees designated to wear uniforms must report for duty in uniform and wear only the prescribed uniform. Uniform exemption cards must be obtained from a manager and must be carried by employees who cannot wear or obtain authorized uniform items.
B. Appropriate foot wear in compliance with TriMet’s uniform standards must be worn. Compliance with TriMet’s Work Boot Policy is mandatory for Rail Equipment Maintenance, Maintenance of Way, Stores, and Facilities Maintenance personnel.
C. No insignias, emblems, buttons, embroideries, lapel pins, or other items may be worn on the uniform unless issued by TriMet or authorized by a station manager.
D. All employees must be clean and neat in appearance.
E. Hair must not obscure vision or interfere with safe operation.
F. Jewelry items must not interfere with safe operation.
G. Sunglasses are not permitted during hours of darkness or at any time in the tunnel or other areas where visibility is reduced.
H. If headgear is worn, it must not have any labels, emblems or any design elements that conveys demeaning, derogatory or negative connotations or violates TriMet’s Respectful Workplace Conduct policies.
A. 1.6 Timepiece
All employees must have an accurate, working watch or timepiece at all times while on duty. The timepiece will be set in accordance with Rail Control to ensure it is accurate to the hour, minute and second.
A. 1.7 Equipment Issued to Employees
A. Employees must have all issued equipment and supplies before starting their assignment and must immediately report any items that are defective, damaged, lost, or stolen to administrative personnel or to a supervisor.
B. Operators must have all required supplies and equipment with them in their operating cab when on the mainline. Supervisors may, at any time, request an Operator to display any issued equipment or supplies.
C. Employees are responsible for ensuring all equipment issued to them is properly cared for and maintained. The employee must keep all TriMet property in the best possible condition. No modifications or changes are to be made to TriMet equipment unless specifically approved by a Manager.
D. Employees must exercise reasonable caution to secure and conceal TriMet property in their custody or control so as to protect it from loss, damage or theft and to report immediately any such occurrence.
E. Employees shall not duplicate or cause to be duplicated any TriMet key. TriMet keys may not be transferred permanently or temporarily to any person without the consent of a Manager or Supervisor.
F. TriMet issued equipment must be turned in when scheduled or upon request. Upon leaving TriMet employment, the employee must return all TriMet property or make settlement in full prior to receiving final payment for services rendered.
G. Employees may be required to reimburse TriMet for lost or damaged (other than normal wear and tear) equipment.
A. 1.8 Lockers
Clothing lockers are provided for employees and these lockers must be kept in a clean, orderly condition. The District will not be responsible for loss or damage to articles kept in lockers. Matches and other dangerous or combustible material must not be kept in lockers. Lockers are subject to forced entry if notified 30 days in advance to vacate or as a result of termination.