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Crossing Closure Program
Under the Basic Closure Program, TxDOT may offer up to $7,500 to a local government to close a public at-grade crossing that is not shown on the FSP Preliminary Project List. Funding for the Basic Closure Program is offered via the FSP.
TxDOT may offer $150,000 to a local government for a crossing closure under the FSP if the crossing is identified on the Preliminary Project List via the TPIREV process.
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Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
TRF-RSS participates in the Railway-Highway Grade Crossing portion of the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), with the following goals:
- Grade separation of public at-grade crossings.
- Closing redundant or unnecessary crossings.
- Enhancing safety at public at-grade crossings.
- Improving inventory tracking of crossings and rail-highway projects.
Each year, TRF-RSS reports progress to the FHWA, including:
- crash data on at-grade crossings
- quantity of public crossings, separated as active, passive, and grade separated
- annual funding obligated under the FSP
- procedures for prioritizing projects under the FSP
- how TxDOT is analyzing crash data and tracking effectiveness of safety upgrades from the FSP
- other efforts to improve grade crossing safety.
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Utilizing funding from the FSP, TRF-RSS may implement other programs designed to enhance safety at at-grade crossings. Examples may include:
- replacement of crossbuck signs
- improving reflectivity of various signs
- installation of stop and yield signs at passive crossings
- programs to support implementation of federal or state laws
- programs to improve safety based on statistical analysis or research on at-grade crossings.
TRF-RSS identifies the need for these programs, method of implementation, and required coordination efforts with District Railroad Coordinators and railroad companies.