grade crossing

noun

Definition of grade crossing 

: a crossing of highways, railroad tracks, or pedestrian walks or combinations of these on the same level

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And once the devices are installed, the Federal Railroad Administration allows trains to stop the mandatory sounding of their horns at every at-grade crossing. Phil Diehl, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Railroad 'quiet zone' on target for 2019 finish," 18 June 2018 The grant would help pay for solutions to grade crossings where freight trains cause backups in vehicle traffic. Gregory Tejeda, Post-Tribune, "Gary seeks grant to ease RR crossings congestion," 22 June 2018 Each year, about 2,000 people are killed or injured in grade crossing and trespassing incidents nationwide. Washington Post, "One person killed when Amtrak train carrying GOP lawmakers to retreat hits garbage truck," 6 Mar. 2018 Another way to silence the horns is to lower the tracks into an underground trench to eliminate the at-grade crossings, a move the city of Solana Beach made more than 20 years ago. Phil Diehl, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Railroad 'quiet zone' on target for 2019 finish," 18 June 2018 Lake County has 312 public grade crossings, according to federal rail data, and 53 of those are in Hammond. Craig Lyons, Post-Tribune, "Hammond study seeks silence at Sohl Avenue train crossing," 25 Apr. 2018 Amtrak continues to work closely with Operation Lifesaver to communicate the dangers of grade crossings. Washington Post, "One person killed when Amtrak train carrying GOP lawmakers to retreat hits garbage truck," 6 Mar. 2018 Train collisions at the 130,000 U.S. grade crossings have been among the worst rail accidents in recent years. Bloomberg.com, "Train Carrying GOP Lawmakers Strikes Truck, Killing Motorist," 31 Jan. 2018 But that was before the letter was submitted indicating Wisconsin & Southern's acceptance of a new grade crossing. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bypassing an issue? Railroad and state agree to deal that could keep Waukesha West Bypass on schedule," 10 Jan. 2018

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circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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