Crossing Consolidation Guidelines

The development of highway-rail grade crossing consolidation guidelines provides federal endorsement for the closure and consolidation of unneeded highway-rail grade crossings. The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Office of Research and Development tasked the Research and Innovative Technology Administration John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) with supporting FRA Office of Safety in the update of the 1994 Grade Crossing Consolidation manual. The Volpe Center conducted literature and regulation reviews and solicited information from states about their crossing consolidation programs. The information and experiences were compiled into key subject areas. These subject areas are topics for state and local officials to consider during the crossing consolidation process. Best practices and lessons learned are provided as examples. Crossing consolidation is crucial to public safety and economic development. Consolidating crossings ensures the ability of the railroads to play a constructive role in the national transportation system and to reduce congestion. The best practices, success stories, and tools offered in this document are a means to provide support and technical assistance in developing a successful program.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Research Results
  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 4p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01139850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR09-12
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2009 1:02PM