Five projects receive federal grants to improve railroad crossing safety

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The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded five projects a $59 million grant under the Commuter Authority’s Rail Safety Improvement Program.

The Southern California Regional Rail Authority received $12.5 million to bring three level crossings in Ventura County up to current level crossing safety standards and to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Southern Florida Regional Transportation Authority has received $12.9 million to upgrade 25 level crossings in three counties on its Tri-Rail commuter rail line.

New York State Department of Transportation and Metro North Railroad Received $4.4 Million Grant to Make Accessibility Improvements, Warning System Upgrades and Other Improvements safety at five crossings in two counties.

The New York State Department of Transportation and the Long Island Railroad received a $14.9 million grant for work on nine railroad crossings in two counties.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority received $15 million to install barriers, add pavement markings and make other improvements at 22 railroad crossings in the city of Philadelphia and three counties.

The grants were awarded in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Transit Administration.

The bipartisan Infrastructure Act will fund the rail-highway crossing program at $245 million per year for the next five years.

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