Rules and Regulations State Department Of Transportation - Criteria For Elimination Of Highway-Railgrade Crossings - Here is where you will find Rule 672-16 which establishes the procedure for eliminating Highway–Rail grade crossings. The following links provide further information and guidance relevant to this process:
Georgia Code Table of Contents
- Click the link above to access the Georgia Code Table of Contents.
- When the "Georgia Code-Free Public Access" dialog box pops up, click "OK"
- Type in 32-6-193.1 in the search box and click the red "Search" button.
GDOT Guide for Evaluating Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety
Highway-Rail Crossing Evaluation Form
Current Railroad Crossing and Safety Legislation
The following links provide information on current legislation regarding railroad crossings and safety:
House Bill 426 Press Release
Operation Lifesaver website For more information about Rail/Highway Safety
Office of Intermodal Programs – The Office of Intermodal Programs deals with issues involving passenger rail service along with railroad matters pertaining to economic growth within the State of Georgia. The Department of Transportation owns approximately 500 miles of rail line within the State of Georgia. The Intermodal Office handles all activities related to the lease and operating agreements on these lines. This page also contains a link to several railroads that operate in the State of Georgia.
Georgia Annotated Code – Here is where you may find legislation pertaining to safety at railroad crossings. Information for Railroads can be found under Title 32: "Highways, Bridges and Ferries", Chapter 6: "Regulations of Maintenance and Use of Public Roads Generally", Article 6: "Public Utilities", Part 2: "Railroads."
Code of Federal Regulations – Here is the Federal Highway Administration’s Code of Federal Regulations. This is the Code that governs our section.
Federal Railroad Administration – The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) main goal is to enforce and promote railroad safety guidelines.
Georgia Railroad Association – The Georgia Railroad Association is an organization of the Railroads within the State of Georgia. On this page you will be able to find contact information for several railroad companies in Georgia.
Federal Highway Administration – The Federal Highway Administration is a part of the Department of Transportation with field offices located across the United States. Their main function is to administer and oversee the use of federal funding for multiple safety programs including the Railroad Safety Crossing Program administered by Georgia and all other State’s Department of Transportation.
Vehicle-Train Fatalities Trend Line – A graph depicting the trend of fatal accidents in Georgia between motor vehicles and trains from 1971 to 2010.