Posted on March 10, 2011 4:35 PM
Unsafe Highway--Rail Grade Crossing Reporting
A new rule proposed by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) would require all railroads to establish a toll-free number that would allow the public to report unsafe crossing conditions at highway-rail grade crossings. Currently, only the larger passenger and Class I freight railroads have some type of system in place to be notified of unsafe crossings. The proposed rule would also require all railroads to immediately inform train operators of the unsafe conditions in an effort to avoid an incident. The toll-free number and crossing identification number would be required to be posted at all crossings.