Safety Advisories

Movement of Roadway Maintenance Machines Over Highway-Rail Grade Crossings

  • 17
  • Mar
  • 2016
SA NUMBER: 2016-01
SUBJECT: Safety Advisories
ABSTRACT: FRA recently completed its investigation into a fatal accident that occurred when an on-track roadway maintenance machine traveling on main track collided with a motor vehicle at a highway-rail grade crossing. FRA is issuing this Safety Advisory 2016–01 to heighten rules compliance and situational awareness of railroads, railroad contractors, and their respective employees when operating roadway maintenance machines over highwayrail grade crossings. This Safety Advisory makes recommendations to railroads and railroad contractors regarding the need to review, update, and follow rules and procedures governing the safe movement of roadway maintenance equipment over highway-rail grade crossings.
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