New tech keeps rail crossings running

12 Jun 2024


As hurricane season gets underway, TxDOT and several rail companies have developed a plan to keep railroad crossings operating during severe weather and power outages.  

The installation of hundreds of new fuel cell, back-up power systems at rail crossings in coastal areas will keep warning devices, such as signals and gates, running during power outages in Texas.

Under the federal Railway Highway Crossing Program, TxDOT has funded 413 rail crossings maintained by BNSF Railway Company.

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