Public Highway-Rail At-Grade Crossings:
Commission Staff examines the crossing surface for driving roughness, roadway geometry, sight visibility, lighting, roadway jurisdiction, signing and striping, etc. Data is measured and recorded according to all applicable federal and state regulations. Staff evaluates the “big picture” in collaboration with other stakeholders such as ADOT, Municipal staff, the railroads, and others to ensure the safety and best interests of the local communities are represented in the railroad crossing maintenance, installation, and upgrade processes. Staff makes their recommendations to the Commissioners, who are the final authority in regulation of railroad crossings in the State of Arizona. Staff also works to ensure these stakeholders are accountable in maintaining existing crossings to these standards.