AS STATE / LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WE NEED TO

Take advantage of federal programs for enhancing saftey for our citizens


Understand opportunities to obtain additional funding for problematic railroad crossings


Work with stakeholders to maximize our limited resources

 

NEW RESOURCE TOOL FOR STATES: MODEL STATE ACTION PLAN AND NOTEWORTHY PRACTICES

Funding Availability for Rail Safety

Safety precautions & railroad coordination for Federal-aid highway construction projects

Grade crossing closures in the spotlight: Piedmont Improvement Program

How to create a quiet zone?

Resources


State and Local Government Resources

Railroad/Grade Crossing Materials

Train Horn Rule/Quiet Zone Materials

Regulations

  • e-CFR part 222 - Use of Locomotive Horns at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
  • e-CFR part 229 - Railroad Locomotive Safety Standards
  • e-CFR 234 Subpart E- Emergency Notification Systems for Telephonic Reporting of Unsafe Conditions at Highway-Rail and Pathway Grade Crossings
  • eCFR 234 Subpart F- Highway-Rail and Pathway Crossing Inventory Reporting

Trespass Prevention Materials

External Links

Engineering for Safer Rail Grade Crossings

High-Speed Rail Considerations

Emergency Notification System