News Tagged With: rail-crossings
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December 26, 2012

Calif. intersections to close for rail construction

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District will replace several railroad crossings during January and February.


July 5, 2012

Nevada DOT considers rail crossing improvements

According to recent reports, the move comes amid criticism that it's taken too long to make improvements.


June 13, 2012

FRA issues rail crossings final rule

Requires railroads to install signs at highway-rail grade and pathway crossings with telephone numbers the public can use to alert railroad companies to unsafe conditions.


March 11, 2011

OLI: Rail crossing collisions rose in 2010

The nonprofit cites FRA statistics, which indicate 2,004 vehicle-train collisions in the U.S. in 2010, up 4.2 percent from the 1,924 incidents in 2009. The collisions resulted in 260 deaths and 810 injuries, with crossing deaths up 5.3 percent and crossing injuries up 9.8 percent.


March 3, 2011

FRA proposes emergency reporting system requirement

Proposal would require railroads to post a toll-free telephone number and the DOT’s National Crossing Inventory identification number at every highway-rail crossing and explicitly authorized pathway grade crossing.


January 24, 2011

FRA continues effort to improve safety at rail crossings

Prevention strategies include expanded educational outreach through OLI and the development of community action plans in concert with greater law enforcement action. Recommendations for railroad station safety include providing audible and visual warnings of approaching trains, station and platform structural improvements and, where feasible, fences to prohibit access to railroad tracks.


January 14, 2011

Operation Lifesaver launches Chicago safety campaign

The television safety campaign, targeting 18 to 34 year olds and Hispanic viewers, is aimed at preventing vehicle-train tragedies in the Chicago area, where crossing incidents increased in 2010.


January 7, 2011

FRA develops state legislation to improve crossings

The model legislation is intended to help states address obstructions limiting a driver's view of an oncoming train.


September 29, 2009

OLI: Distractions a factor in rail crossing crashes

These statistics are relevant as U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood convenes a September 30-October 1 Distracted Driving Summit in Washington, D.C.


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