TEN YEARS FOR RAMA: A DECADE OF PROGRESS AND PROBLEMS

New Federal highway legislation, revised Federal regulations and a changed public attitude are all contributing to a more equitable attitude on the part of the public in dealing with grade crossing problems and expenses. This results from growing acceptance of public responsibility for highway-railroad crossings and came about because of concern for the safety of highway motorists at crossings. While legislation primarily fosters warning signals, funds may be used for signs, markings, grade separations, track relocations and crossing surface projects. Since 1973 the Federal Highway Administration has encouraged attention being given to surfaces. This article discusses various facets of the design, installation and maintenance of crossing surfaces.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • Cors, B E
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Pagination: p. 21-23
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  • Accession Number: 00135213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM