Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Law and Legal Definition

According to 49 CFR 218.93 [Title 49 – Transportation; Subtitle B -- Other Regulations Relating to Transportation; Chapter II -- Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation; Part 218 -- Railroad Operating Practices; Subpart F -- Handling Equipment, Switches, and Fixed Derails], highway-rail grade crossing means, “an at-grade crossing where a public highway, road, street, or private roadway, including associated sidewalks and pathways, crosses one or more railroad tracks at grade, and is identified by a U.S. DOT National Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Inventory Number, or is marked by crossbucks, stop signs, or other appropriate signage indicating the presence of an at-grade crossing.”