Highway-Railway Grade Crossing Action Plan and Project Prioritization Noteworthy Practices Guide

Development of State Highway-railway Grade Crossing Action Plans (State Action Plans (SAPs)) were initially required by Section 202 of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA08), Public Law 110- 432, Division A, for the 10 States identified with the highest number of highway-railway grade crossing collisions over a specific 3-year period. The National Transportation Safety Board recommended to the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration (Recommendations H-12-60 and H-12-61) the development of a model grade crossing action plan that can be used as a resource document by all States interested in producing a SAP similar to those required for the 10 States in RSIA08. Section 11401 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act requires the Federal Railroad Administration to issue rules for developing a model state highway-railway grade crossing action plan and requires States to submit a SAP. It outlines a process for preparing a SAP and suggests an outline for SAP content. This document also details five overall noteworthy practices employed by State agencies in administering Federal and State highway-railway grade crossing protection programs.

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    Leidos Transportation Solutions Division

    111251 Roger Bacon Drive
    Reston, VA  United States  20190

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Safety Research and Development
    6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101-2296

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Rutter, Allan
    • Morgan, Curtis
    • Warner, Jeff
    • Graves, Brett
  • Publication Date: 2016-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 72p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01637209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-SA-16-075
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-10-D-00024 Task Order No. T-12-003
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 1 2017 9:25AM