S.713 - Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 03/07/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.713 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/07/2019)
Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Act of 2019
This bill addresses highway-rail grade crossing safety.
The bill reauthorizes the highway safety improvement program through FY2024, with $50 million set aside in FY2020-FY2024 for the Railway-Highway Crossings Program.
Eligibility requirements are revised for the award of capital grants to states under the rail line relocation and improvement program.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) must hire
- 16 full-time grade crossing safety managers to work with state and local officials to identify safety improvements to highway-rail grade crossings; and
- 8 trespass prevention managers to work with local governments, schools, businesses, and railroads to develop site-specific mitigation plans.
The Department of Transportation must gather and publish information and statistics relating to highway-rail grade crossing problems, including from studies conducted by the FRA, rail carriers, and independent entities.