Utility Installations

Applicants may obtain a License Agreement for Occupancy (Wireline or Pipeline) through a formal application process. To initiate the process the applicant must fully complete the application form provided in the link below. Incomplete applications which do not include the latitude and longitude information will be rejected immediately. The completed application and a non-refundable application fee via check or money order made payable to the railroad, is required for processing.

Upon receipt of these materials, the Real Estate team coordinates through multiple departments to secure approval. The approval process may take several months; a full and detailed submission of the cover letter, complete and accurate application, drawings in conformance with Amtrak specifications, and associated fees is a key step to ensure timely processing. Application does not guarantee approval. If the application is approved, a License Agreement will be drafted and forwarded to the applicant for signature. The partially executed agreement must be returned to the Real Estate Department accompanied by the licensee payment and relevant proof of insurance (outlined in the agreement) prior to execution on behalf of the railroad.

Once the License Agreement is executed, a Temporary Permit-to-Enter (PTE) must be secured to enter onto railroad property. A PTE is a separate application and requires the submission of a non-refundable $1,250 fee* (due when application submitted) for a one (1) year term. The entire PTE process takes a minimum of 30 business days.

* Fee amount subject to change.

Utility Occupancy Information
Application for the renewal, termination, or abandonment of existing facilities of third party utilities on Amtrak property PDF, 333K
Application for assignment of an active agreement for existing facilities of third party utilities on Amtrak property PDF, 167K
Utility and right-of-way occupations policy and procedures PDF, 317K
Contact Information: Utility Installations - Pipe & Wire
Nationwide Krista Keene, Senior Manager
pipewire@amtrak.com