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2012 Discretionary Grant Program Fact Sheet

Railway-Highway Crossing Hazard Elimination in High-Speed Rail Corridors (HSR) Program

Description: The Railway-Highway Crossing Hazard Elimination in High-Speed Rail Corridors (HSR) Program provides funding for safety improvements at both public and private highway-rail grade crossings along federally designated high-speed rail corridors. This program is jointly administered by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Entities Eligible to Apply for Funding: States with railway-highway crossings along the 11 federally designated high-speed rail corridors are eligible to apply for funding.

Amount of funds awarded $10,222,066

Amount of funds requested: $25,521,295

Number of applications received: 28

Number of applications selected: 15

State Project Description Funding Amount
AR Clark County/Pulaski County crossings This project will install flashing lights and gates at a crossing in Clark County and upgrade the circuitry in lights and gates at a crossing in Pulaski County. $380,000
CA California HSR This project will prepare a Grade Crossing Improvement Plan for the San Jose to San Francisco segment of the California High-Speed Rail corridor. $385,600
CA California HSR This project will install supplemental Wayside Interface Unit equipment at 40 grade crossings on the San Francisco to San Jose segment of the California High-Speed Rail corridor. $2,826,640
IL Williamsville Grade Separation Project This project will construct a grade separated roadway and provide for the closure of a private crossing, closure of a pedestrian crossing, and diversion of traffic from a public crossing in Williamsville. $2,200,000
MN Winona, Wabasha, and Goodhue County Crossings This project will install flashing lights and gates at five crossings in Winona, Wabasha, and Goodhue counties. $1,500,000
MO Crossing upgrade This project will upgrade outdated flashing light signals and detection circuitry at a crossing in Smithton. $120,000
MO Crossing upgrade This project will upgrade outdated flashing light signals and detection circuitry at a crossing in La Monte. $120,000
MO Crossing upgrade This project will upgrade outdated flashing light signals and detection circuitry at a crossing near Sedalia. $120,000
MO Crossing signal upgrade This project will upgrade outdated signal systems and install flashing lights and gate systems at three additional crossings along the St. Louis – Kansas City Corridor in Missouri. $462,346
NC Crossing technology upgrades This project will install exit-gate detection technology at four grade crossings in Alamance and Cabarrus counties. $404,800
OR Crossing signal replacements This project will replace 70 outdated crossing signal gate arm mechanisms at 40 crossings located between Portland and Eugene. $ 547,400
TX Crossing gate installation This project will install four-quadrant gates which will establish a sealed corridor through the city of Round Rock. $847,730
WA Signal crossing upgrades This project will upgrade signaling and install advanced preemption at a crossing adjacent to the intersection of 37th Street NW and B Street NW in Auburn. $307,550

 

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Media Contact:

Federal Highway Administration
Office of Public Affairs
202-366-0660
FHWA 2012 Discretionary Grant Press Release

Program Contact:

Guan Xu
Office of Safety Technologies
202-366-5892
Guan.Xu@dot.gov