Stop – Trains Can’t – About Every Three Hours A Person Or Vehicle is Hit By A Train in The U.S.



Did you know…

About every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the U.S.

Most, if not all, of these accidents can be prevented.

What FRA is doing to improve railroad crossing safety

  • Partnering with tech companies to add alerts of upcoming railroad crossings to map applications
  • Testing intrusion detection technology to provide advanced warning to trains of a vehicle on tracks
  • Working to develop information sharing to identify and target trouble spots
  • Awarding nearly $10 million to help communities upgrade crossings where crude oil and energy products are transported
  • Awarding $25 million for states to upgrade crossings
  • Partnering with Operation Lifesaver, Inc. on rail safety education initiatives to empower drivers to make safe choices at crossings.



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