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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Overall, a very interesting and useful decision, which potentially goes way beyond grade crossing incidents.
The issue is to get the tracks out of town and get rid of 11 grade crossings.
Representatives from the cities of Chicago and Cleveland raised the possibility that, given the density of highway-rail grade crossings in urban areas, trains may have to sound their whistles for an extended amount of time.
decides to catch up with the rest of the "first world" (Europe and Japan) and go beyond experimenting with high-speed rail lines, these new tracks will require dedicated rails and total absence of grade crossings.
Whether they were asphalt, wood, or concrete, Calgary's grade crossings shared a common problem all required maintenance with alarming frequency.
The proposed rule calls for certain safety upgrades that can be made at highway-rail grade crossings so the state or locality will be in compliance with the regulation and be able to keep a locomotive whistle ban in their community by establishing a "quiet zone".
Miller looked at several manufacturers, talked to his counterparts at other cities, and visited Lafayette, Indiana to see first hand an installation of HI-RAIL [R] full depth rubber grade crossing manufactured by Kraiburg of America, Inc.
Their experience with the Ridex [R] product line makes OMNI Grade crossings a perfect fit as we share many of the same customers.
This ruling held that since no federal funds were spent on the grade crossing at issue in the case, preemption did not apply.
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.
Rubber was chosen as a grade crossing material in Watertown, which replaces two grade crossings a year, because the two railroads going through town were lax in properly maintaining the crossings, resulting in problems for drivers that needed a long-term solution.
While we have deep sympathy for the families of the individuals involved in this tragic event, we believe that an objective and properly instructed jury will find that the great weight of evidence demonstrates that BNSF acted properly and that, unfortunately, the vehicle went around the gates and warning devices at this grade crossing.