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Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Act of 2019

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A bill to improve highway-rail grade crossing safety, and for other purposes.


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03/07/2019Introduced in Senate

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03/07/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
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Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]* 03/07/2019

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Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation03/07/2019 Referred to

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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.