March 18, 2016
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FRA Awards $10 Million for Crossings

FRA recently awarded almost $10 million in grants for nine projects in eight states to upgrade and increase the safety of railroad crossings along energy routes through the Railroad Safety Grants for the Safe Transportation of Energy Products by Rail Program.

“One of FRA’s top priorities during the last year has been to reverse the uptick in fatalities at railroad crossings because most of these collisions and deaths are preventable,” FRA Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg said. “Today’s grants will upgrade the warning systems at critical crossings and close others where crude oil and other energy products are transported.”

Three of the projects—$1.5 million in Oxnard, CA, $1.25 million in Chicago and $900,000 in the Vancouver, WA, area—involve rail locations that carry substantial numbers of passengers. Amtrak serves all three sites. Metrolink commuter rail also provides service in Oxnard. Find details here.

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