A highway-rail grade crossing is the intersection of two transportation modes: railroads and highways. Many crossings are "at-grade" which significantly increases incidents of often-fatal crashes between trains and motor vehicles. Over the past 30 years, there have been substantial reductions in crashes and fatalities at highway-rail grade crossings due to the efforts of federal, state, and local governments, the railroads, and non-profit organizations such as Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Nonetheless, crashes still occur.
The goal of this one-day training course is to provide attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to plan, implement, and evaluate safety improvements to highway-rail grade crossings. The course presents:
An overview of the regulations, responsibilities, and funding mechanisms that apply to today's Highway-Rail Grade Crossing (HRGX) program.
The steps involved in planning, implementing, and evaluating highway-rail grade crossing improvement projects.
The target audience for this training course includes: State DOT personnel involved in highway-rail grade crossings; Public project engineers from railroad industries; Transportation consultants; FHWA safety engineers; MPO/City/county DOT personnel; and FRA crossing managers.
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.