Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Minnesota Rail Grade Crossing Action Plan

About the plan


The “4 E’s” of safety strategies the Rail Grade Crossing Action Plan will consider and include:

  • Engineering: Enhancements to roadway traffic control, railroad warning safety devices, and physical modifications to roadways and pathways.
  • Education: Messaging to promote safe driver and pedestrian behaviors at crossings and near railroad tracks.
  • Emergency services: Route coordination with emergency services.
  • Enforcement: Coordination with local authorities to uphold crossing rules.


Plan Completion: February 2022