Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry



This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.




railPrime
View Current Digital Issue »


RAIL EMPLOYMENT & NOTICES



Rail News Home Communication and Signal

12/7/2020



Rail News: Communication and Signal

Ohio panel OKs short lines' grade crossing projects


CUOH will install flashing lights and gates at the Township Road 255 crossing in Coshocton County.
Photo – gwrr.com

advertisement

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) last week approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing Columbia & Ohio River Railroad (CUOH) and Northern Ohio and Western Railroad (NOWR) to make improvements at grade crossings in Coshocton and Sandusky counties.

CUOH will install flashing lights and gates at the Township Road 255 crossing in Coshocton County, while NOWR will install flashing lights and gates at the Sandusky County/Greensburg Pike crossing in Sandusky County.

Federal funding will be provided for both projects, which are to be completed by Sept. 2, 2021, PUCO officials said in a press release.

The PUCO is responsible for evaluating Ohio's public crossings to determine the need for installing active warning devices. Since PUCO began implementing the evaluations, the annual number of train-motor vehicle crashes in the state decreased from 356 in 1990 to 69 in 2019, PUCO officials said.



Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 12/7/2020