While states got off to a slow start in obligating funds authorized by 1973 legislation, there are signs that the pace could pick up in what is turning out to be a long- range program. For the first time a situation has been created which permits new and modern grade crossing surfaces to be installed without any cost to the railroads. The first phase was an inventory of the 450,000 such crossings, information that is being put into an FRA computer file. Examples of the operation of the pertinent sections of the Highway Safety Act of 1973 in Illinois and Iowa are given. Supplementary information with this article includes descriptions of contemporary commercial grade crossing surfaces.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 27-31
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  • Accession Number: 00096545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1976 12:00AM