When we say that safety is our top priority, we aren't kidding around. And today, we're taking another step to put safety at your fingertips with the Federal Railroad Administration's Rail Crossing Locator.
With this free app for iOS, users with an iPhone or iPad can have the entire inventory of U.S. rail crossings in their pockets. The Rail Crossing Locator allows you to access information wherever you are to improve neighborhood safety and make better personal travel choices.
When users enter a specific location, the app displays highway-rail grade crossings in that area. For each crossing, it displays important information like whether the crossing is at-grade, above-grade, or below-grade and the type of traffic control device the crossing uses.
The app also allows users to report information about grade crossings to FRA. Because the database of rail crossings relies on railroad self-reporting, app users who keep us informed of inaccuracies will help us ensure that the information we make available to the public is more accurate and up-to-date.
Telling FRA about a crossing is a great way to contribute to your community's safety, and it's a feature of the app that we're really excited about.