Committed to
Railway Safety

Working to prevent deaths and injuries
at railroad crossings and along railways.

2022

Thank You for Joining the DRSC for a Virtual Safety Summit

October 20, 2020 Virtual Safety Sumiit

DuPage Railroad Safety Council Goal:

Highway-Railroad Grade Crossing Safety

How to Stop a Train with Your Cell Phone

How to Stop a Train with Your Cell Phone

You can stop a train with your cell phone. If your car is stopped on the tracks or you notice the gates are broken or malfunctioning (e.g., the gates are “pumping” up and down, some gates at the intersection are up and others are down, or have been down for 10 or 15...

In 2021, the DRSC supported passage of legislation in the Illinois General Assembly to allow funding for safety treatments to deter trespassing on railroads away from highway- railroad crossings.

This new law will save lives and help prevent injuries. Most rail safety measures addressed hazards that were located directly at highway-railroad grade crossings. However, since 1997, more deaths occur on railroad rights-of-way, away from crossings than at actual grade crossings.

Rail Safety News

“In a statement on Monday, the agency said the money would fund trespassing and suicide prevention grants and include educational outreach aimed at reducing railroad-related suicides.

“The grants are targeted toward communities and states with high occurrence rates of trespassing and casualties….” .

“In a statement on Monday, the agency said the money would fund trespassing and suicide prevention grants and include educational outreach aimed at reducing railroad-related suicides.

“The grants are targeted toward communities and states with high occurrence rates of trespassing and casualties….” .