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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Ohio had the eighth highest number of grade crossing collisions in the nation last year with 86, compared with 71 the year before.
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.
expressed their concerns regarding train whistles at highway-rail grade crossings before the House Subcommittee on Ground Transportation.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board and other independent grade crossing safety experts, at least 90 percent of grade crossing accidents are due to the driver.
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".
These measures include the use of four quadrant gates, channelization devices or crossing closures at highway-rail grade crossings, or photo enforcement to deter violators.
We have learned over time that one of the best ways to address grade crossing safety is to reduce the number of at-grade crossings.
Operation Lifesaver's mission is to end collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and along railroad rights of way.
This ruling held that since no federal funds were spent on the grade crossing at issue in the case, preemption did not apply.
More than 98 percent of those involved either highway-rail grade crossing incidents or trespassers over which railroads have little control.
The final grade crossing work, at Mountain Ave, was completed this week C three months ahead of schedule.