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3/15/2019



Rail News: Communication and Signal

Ohio panel approves CSX grade crossing project


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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) this week directed CSX to install cantilevered flashing lights at the Walnut Street grade crossing in Botkins, Ohio.

The Class I must complete the project by March 13, 2020. The Ohio Rail Development Commission approved federal funding for the project, according to a PUCO press release.

To increase public safety during project construction, local governments may seek funding from the PUCO to cover the cost of rumble strips, illumination, improved signage or other safety improvements at project locations.

Not to exceed $5,000 per project, the funding for such improvements comes from the State Grade Crossing Safety Fund.

The PUCO is responsible for evaluating Ohio's public grade crossings to determine the need for installing active warning devices.



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