The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved its annual 5-year plan for the Crossing Safety Improvement Program to begin implementing highway-rail safety capital projects across the state. For Fiscal Years 2019-2023, the ICC will spend approximately $194 million from the Grade Crossing Protection Fund (GCPF) to help local communities and railroads pay for safety improvements at over 700 crossing locations.
Rail crossing safety is a top priority of the Illinois Commerce Commission to prevent the loss of life due to train-related collisions. The Crossing Safety Improvement Program enables the ICC to identify and help provide funding for much-needed rail crossing safety projects on local roads and streets in communities throughout Illinois. The five-year plan proposes to provide assistance from the GCPF on 16 bridge projects, 194 new grade crossing projects, and low-cost improvements at an estimated 500 crossing locations.
If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Michael E. Stead. Rail Safety Program Administrator, at (217) 557-1285, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICC Crossing Safety Improvement 5-Year Plan