2021-2022 FRA Railroad Trespass Prevention Summits

Engaging Stakeholders and Communities Across the Nation

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) invites you to attend a Railroad Trespass Prevention Summit. Several summits will be planned across the United States. The summits’ goals are to raise awareness of the dangers and effects of trespassing, to seek out low-cost solutions to local trespassing issues, and to discuss practicable ideas for technological improvements for pedestrian safety at highway-rail grade crossings.

This page will be updated as summit arrangements are finalized, so check back often.

Upcoming Summits

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Each summit will consist of discussions focusing on railroad trespassing prevention, which will include:

  • Sharing leading industry best practices

  • Explore new local strategies to reduce the number of right-of-way trespasser incidents and fatalities
  • Discussions on the effect that trespassing has on their communities
  • The root causes of trespassing
  • Recommendations for future actions to reduce incidents
  • Funding solutions for implementing railroad trespassing mitigation strategies

Members of the public are encouraged to participate and offer input. Previous summits have been attended by Federal, State, and local governments, as well as railroads, transit agencies, law enforcement (railroad and non-railroad), academia, nongovernmental organizations, and consultants.

Between 2016 and 2020, the number of railroad trespassing pedestrian fatalities increased 15 percent. Nearly 95 percent of all rail-related fatalities in the United States result from trespassing and highway-grade crossing collisions. The vast majority of these tragedies are preventable. These summits offer information to help to reverse this trend; please consider attending.

If you are unable to attend a summit, please see PowerPoint presentations, recorded presentations, and agendas for past summits; this information is available for viewing at your convenience.

Past Summits

September 22, 2021

Southeast Florida
Virtual Event

October 27, 2021

Northeast Illinois
Virtual Event

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Michail Grizkewitsch at 202-493-1370 or michail.grizkewitsch@dot.gov or Ms. Monica Shaw at 202-493-6299 or monica.shaw@dot.gov.

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