Raising Public Awareness to help prevent deaths and injuries at railroad crossings and ALONG railways.
September 27, 2018 Conference Prevent Tragedy on the Tracks – 2018; The Trespasser/Suicide Reduction Goal: We’re Just Getting Started
Online registration link will be provided in mid-August $50 until September 9, 2018 $60 from September 10 through September 27 (including at the door)
For more information, contact: Steve Laffey, Railroad Safety Specialist Illinois Commerce Commission 527 East Capitol Avenue Springfield, Illinois 62701 Office (217) 785-9026 Cell: (217) 971-6364 email@example.com Office Hours: Mon-Weds are 700 to 500 and 700 to 430 on Thursday
The DRSC is proud to announce that Hilary Konczal, Metra's Chief Safety and Environmental Director, and Lou Jogmen, Chief of Police at the Highland Park Police Department, have agreed to serve on the organization's Board of Directors. Their insightful perspectives and profound work experience will enhance the ability of the DRSC to achieve its goal of preventing deaths and injuries at railroad crossings and along railways.
Quad gates at hinsdale, il
The gates have started to lower as a train approaches.
The entry gates (NEAR right and FAR left) are lower than the exit gates (FAR right and NEAR left). This gives any motor vehicles who were on the crossing when the gates activated a longer time to safely exit.
When fully lowered, approaching motor vehicles are unable to zig-zag around the gates into the path of the train.
Once the train clears the crossing circuit, the EXIT gates lift before the ENTRY gates so motor vehicles can safely pass over the crossing.
In Illinois, 4-quad gates are being used in the emerging high-speed Chicago-St. Louis corridor which will support operation at 90 mph and later 110 mph.
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