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Rail Grade Crossing Safety Resources for Transit Agencies

Rail Grade Crossing Safety Resources

FTA is raising awareness on this important safety concern and supporting the transit industry by providing data to analyze the current safety landscape and historical trends and resources to educate and inform the public.

Overview

Rail transit grade crossing (RGX) events, fatalities and injuries remain a concern in the transit industry. Most recently in 2022, there were a total of 592 grade crossing collisions that resulted in 19 fatalities and 133 injuries, based on data reported to FTA’s National Transit Database Data (NTD). FTA is raising awareness on this important safety concern and supporting the transit industry by providing data to analyze the current safety landscape and historical trends and resources to educate and inform the public. This webpage includes rail grade crossing safety resources to assist transit agencies in making transit safer for all.

Rail Safety Week

Rail Safety Week is an annual observance event in mid-September spearheaded by Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) and rail safety partners across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The goal is to raise awareness for multiple audiences on ways to Stop Track Tragedies. FTA has long supported OLI to spread this important safety message during Rail Safety Week and beyond.

What's New

2023 Rail Safety Week Videos

Operation Lifesaver Safety Pledge

Rail Safety and Resource Library

Click below to see list of resources

FTA Resources Industry Resources FTA Presentations Data and Reports