S.955 - Right Track Act117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 03/24/2021)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.955 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/24/2021)
Right Track Act
This bill directs the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to jointly (1) provide recommendations for reducing the number of collisions at highway-rail grade crossings in counties with 10 or fewer residents per square mile; and (2) conduct a public outreach and educational initiative, in cooperation with Operation Lifesaver, to reduce collisions at public highway-rail grade crossings in such counties that includes multimedia resources.
The FRA and the FHWA must use the recommendations to provide technical assistance to states seeking to make rail safety infrastructure improvements.
Additionally, the Department of Transportation must use amounts set aside under the consolidated rail infrastructure and safety improvements grant program to improve grade crossing safety in counties with 10 or fewer residents per square mile.