Railroad and Train Crossings

Our team has worked with national and short-line railroads as well as transit agency heavy- and light-rail and streetcar train crossings. We consider crossing needs associated with motor vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian, and transit users. Kittelson LLC staff address the responsibilities of both railroad companies and public entities at public railroad grade crossings. Responsibilities include the selection and maintenance of traffic control devices associated with the crossing, the design and maintenance of the roadway approaches to the crossing and the provision of adequate sight distance for drivers approaching and stopped at the crossing. Our evaluations consider applicable guidance from resources including The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Our expertise includes the design and implementation of traffic signal preemption associated with signalized intersections located near railroad grade crossings. whether a driver likely followed the rules at a signalized intersection.