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Rail - Highway Grade Crossings

The Rail-Highway Grade Crossing is unique in that it constitutes the intersection of two transportation modes, which differ in both the physical characteristics of their traveled ways and their operations.

This page includes links to definitions, guides and safety regulations regarding Rail-Highway Grade Crossings.  

DOT Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Handbook

Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Handbook - Revised Second Edition August 2007

DOT Construction Program Guide

DOT Construction Program Guide - Railroads


FHWA Safety - Rail-Highway Grade Crossings

Fact Sheets on Highway Provisions

SAFETEA-LU Fact Sheets