grade crossing

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grade crossing

[′grād ‚krȯs·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
The intersection of roadways, railways, pedestrian walks, or combinations of these at grade.
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Operation Lifesaver is a national nonprofit safety organization whose mission is to end collisions, deaths, and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and along railroad rights of way.
The report noted that although the number of accidents and fatalities at grade crossings has decreased over the last 10 years, that trend reversed and the number increased from 2003 to 2004.
But the more pressing task is to increase safety margins by eliminating grade crossings and sections of track perhaps more prone to costly derailments.
The device could significantly reduce collisions at grade crossings and save lives.
Several of the Congressmen presenting testimony are from Northeastern Illinois, a part of the country with a very high density of highway-rail grade crossings.
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Officials from the city of Sioux Falls, the state of South Dakota and BNSF Railway today celebrated the closure of the 5,000th grade crossing on BNSF's rail network, setting a new national record for grade crossing closures and safety improvement.
Just last month six people were killed when a commuter train hit an SUV at a grade crossing in Valhalla, N.
Rockland County is moving forward to build safer railroad grade crossings that could stop accidents like the recent fatal train crash in Westchester from happening.
Those of us who drive where the busway is are finding ways to avoid the danger of the grade crossings.
has agreed to pay the state $1 million to resolve claims that the railroad endangered the public at grade crossings in that state.
Last week, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a list of newly added dates for public field hearings regarding the proposed rule to require the use of locomotive horns at all public highway-rail grade crossings.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) proposed a rule that would require trains to sound their horns at public highway-rail grade crossings except at select crossings in communities that meet specific criteria for quiet zones.