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Ohio: Level crossing upgrades make good progress

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved seven level crossing projects in Columbiana, Defiance, Mahoning, Putnam, Seneca and Summit counties. The upgrades will be made as follows: 287 more words

Engineering

Ottawa, ONT: VIA Rail posts staff at troublesome crossings

VIA Rail has posted staff on a 24/7 basis to monitor the operation of the level crossing controls at three level crossings near the Fallowfield railway station in Ottawa. 83 more words

Engineering

Australia: Model National Guidelines for Setting Speed Limits at High-risk Locations

Austroads has published national guidelines for setting speed limits at high-risk locations including at level crossings. This useful document is available to download without charge at: … 9 more words

Engineering

Houston, TX: Twice a red-runner, twice the stupidity?

The MTA Police in Houston has released CCTV footage of a motorist running the red lights at a level crossing, performing a U-turn, re-crossing the railway and at that point his vehicle being hit by a light-rail train operated by Harris County’s Metro Transit Authority. 56 more words

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Railroad Repairs Cause Confusion Near Pittston

PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — A busy street connecting the Pittston area with Interstate 81 is expected to be closed for about two weeks as crews repair a railroad crossing. 280 more words

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Day 1: Railroad Crossings

We have this obsession.

The obsession is trains.

Trains, cable cars, steam engines, railroad crossings, tanker cars, cabooses…..yep, all of it.

Our youngest is obsessed with trains. 144 more words

Chicago, IL: Red light runners to face photo-enforcement?

Metra, the Chicago-land transit authority is considering the case for the use of photo-enforcement in an attempt to both improve safety at level crossings and reduce the number of occasions when level crossing incidents compromise the integrity of the train service with delays and cancellations.

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