Role in This Project:

K & J has been supporting WMATA by providing safety and security certification support services as well as system safety, safety engineering, safety and security training, rules/procedures development, safety auditing and emergency management consulting services.

2017

1:  Safety Engineering On-Call Professional Services:
  • Provide necessary support, assistance and documentation of Internal Safety Audits
  • Oversee, assess and document safety oversight and certification:
    • 7000 Series Rail Car Safety Certification
    • 8000 Series Rail Car Specification Safety Design Review
    • Dulles Phase II Project – design and construction review and verification efforts.
    • Dulles Phase I Project – Arts-in-Transit certification efforts.
    • Andrews Federal Center Bus Garage – verification efforts.
    • Radio Infrastructure Upgrade – early stages of the project to upgrade the radio infrastructure for Metro rail.
    • Redline Rehab Project – verification efforts.
    • Greenbelt Test Track/Commissioning Facility – verification efforts.
    • Purple Line (MTA) Interfaces with WMATA — safety certification
  • Facilities Fire System Assessments – (1) Metro rail station a month is having a fire assessment conducted.
  • Perform various Hazard Analysis as requested; including:
    • N Line Emergency Ladder Landing Boards
    • Vehicle Ladder deployment
      • Investigate after action report findings – Ladder configuration and deployment, existing track construction configuration and training
    • West Falls Church Yard Service and Inspection Facility – Cracking found in shop floor
    • Shady Grove Turntable Assessment; Tracks 7N and 8N

2016

1. Safety Engineering On-Call Professional Services:
  • Provide necessary support, assistance and documentation of Internal Safety Audits
  • Oversee, assess and document safety oversight and certification:
    • 7000 Series Rail Car Safety Certification
    • Dulles Phase II Project - Safety and Security Verification
    • Silver Spring Transit Center - verification was completed and closed on September 16, 2015
    • Andrew Federal Center Bus Garage - design review completed and notice to proceed was granted
    • Radio Infrastructure Upgrade - early stages of the project to upgrade the radio infrastructure for Metro rail
    • Redline Rehab Project – verification efforts.
    • Greenbelt Test Track/Commissioning Facility – verification efforts.
  • Facilities Fire System Assessments
  • Perform various Hazard Analysis as requested
    • N Line Emergency Ladder Landing Boards
    • Vehicle Ladder deployment
    • Investigate after action report findings – Ladder configuration and deployment, existing track construction configuration and training,
    • West Falls Church Yard Service and Inspection Facility – Cracking found in shop floor,
    • Shady Grove Turntable Assessment; Tracks 7N and 8N


2015

1. Safety Engineering On-Call Professional Services:
  • Provide necessary support, assistance and documentation of Internal Safety Audits
  • Oversee, assess and document safety oversight and certification:
    • 7000 Series Rail Car Safety Certification
    • Dulles Phase II Project - Safety and Security Verification
    • Silver Spring Transit Center - verification was completed and closed on September 16, 2015
    • Andrew Federal Center Bus Garage - design review completed and notice to proceed was granted
    • Radio Infrastructure Upgrade - early stages of the project to upgrade the radio infrastructure for Metro rail
  • Facilities Fire System Assessments
  • Perform various Hazard Analysis as requested

2014

1. Safety Engineering On-Call Professional Services:
  • Provide necessary support, assistance and documentation of Internal Safety Audits
  • Completed Dulles Phase I Project - Safety and Security Verification
  • Oversee, assess and document safety oversight and certification:
    • 7000 Series Rail Car Safety Certification
    • Dulles Phase II Project - Safety and Security Verification
    • Silver Spring Transit Center
    • Andrews Federal Center Bus Garage
    • Infrastructure Renewal Program - Safety Certification
  • Documentation & Process Improvement:
    • Review of all existing safety policies, procedures, instructions and protocols to ensure relevancy
    • Assist in the development and timeliness of periodic external reporting requirements
  • Facilities Fire system Assessments
  • Assess and document current configuration management relative to SSSP
  • Assess and develop standards and procedures for Safety Department
  • Develop Hazard Management and Assessment guide

2013

1. Safety Engineering On-Call Professional Services:
  • Provide necessary support, assistance and documentation of Internal Safety Audits
  • Oversee, assess and document safety oversight and certification:
    • Dulles Project - Safety and Security Certification
    • 7000 Series Rail Car Safety Certification
    • Infrastructure Renewal Program - Safety Certification
  • Documentation & Process Improvement:
    • Review of all existing safety policies, procedures, instructions and protocols to ensure relevancy
    • Assist in the development and timeliness of periodic external reporting requirements
  • Facilities Fire system Assessments
  • Assess and document current configuration management relative to SSSP
  • Assess and develop standards and procedures for Safety Department
  • Develop Hazard Management and Assessment guide

2010-2012

1. Technical Assistance to Address Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Tri-state Oversight Committee (TOC) Safety Recommendations:

  • Conduct an assessment to identify the resources and expertise necessary for the Safety Department to carry out the activities specified in WMATA's System Safety Program Plan, TOC's safety oversight program standard and procedures and WMATA's Safety Rules and Procedures Manual
  • Assist WMATA to update Procedure Number 2.1/0 and Section 6 of the SSPP to develop a hazard management process in compliance with TOC's program standard that requires that all departments participate in an on-going manner
  • Assist WMATA to develop a plan to ensure that adequate technical and personnel resources are in place to perform system-wide hazard analysis as required in 49 CFR Part 659 and TOC's Program Standard
  • Assist WMATA to develop an internal process to require the communication of safety-related information across the WMATA departments, including assessments regarding the impacts of budget cuts and resource constraints on the performance of maintenance activities and requirements
  • Assist WMATA to develop a process to require that proposed rules or operational changes are assessed for effectiveness prior to system-wide implementation
  • Assist WMATA to determine how formal hazard analysis regarding changes made to rules and administrative procedures affecting the safety of workers on the right-of-way can be incorporated into WMATA's rules revision process.
  • Assist TOC and WMATA in developing an effective and sustainable internal safety audit program
  • Assist WMATA in implementing findings and recommendations from the U.S.DOT.

Like our work?



Contact Us