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Safety Eligibility Letter B-97C

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration

1200 New Jersey Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590

June 26, 2013

In Reply Refer To:
HSST/B-97C

Mr. Barry Stephens
Trinity Highway Products
3617 Cincinnati Ave.
Rocklin, CA  95765

Dear Mr. Stephens::

This letter is in response to your request for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to review a roadside safety system for eligibility for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program.

Name of system: Yodock TL-2 & TL-3 Barrier Rail Kit
Type of system: Portable Barrier
Test Level: National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350 Test Level 3
Testing conducted by: n/a
Task Force 13 designator: SWM19
Date of request: April 2, 2013
Date of completed package: May 6, 2013

Decision:
The following device is eligible, with details provided in the attached form which is an integral part of this letter:

Based on a review of original crash test results and computational analysis submitted by the manufacturer certifying the device described herein meets the crash test and evaluation criteria of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350, the device is eligible for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program.  Eligibility for reimbursement under the Federal-aid highway program does not establish approval or endorsement by the FHWA for any particular purpose or use. 

The FHWA, the Department of Transportation, and the United States Government do not endorse products or services and the issuance of a reimbursement eligibility letter is not an endorsement of any product or service.

Requirements
To be found eligible for Federal-aid funding, roadside safety devices should meet the crash test and evaluation criteria contained in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350 or the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH).   

Description
The device and supporting documentation are described in the attached form.

Summary and Standard Provisions                                                  
Therefore, the system described and detailed in the attached form is eligible for reimbursement and may be installed under the range of conditions tested. 

Please note the following standard provisions that apply to FHWA eligibility letters:

Because it is a steel product, the Yodock TL-2 & TL-3 Barrier Rail is subject to Section 635.410 (Buy America) of Title 23, U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, and cannot be permanently incorporated into any federally funded project unless it is made in the U.S. from U.S. steel.

Sincerely yours,

Signature Michael S. Griffith

Michael S. Griffith
Director, Office of Safety Technologies
Office of Safety

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