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Event Recap: 2022 FRA Grade Crossing Safety & Railroad Trespass Prevention Workshop

WGI was a proud sponsor of the 2022 FRA Grade Crossing Safety & Railroad Trespass Prevention Workshop held in Raleigh, NC.
FRA Summit 2022

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Grade Crossing Safety and Railroad Trespass Prevention Workshop is a yearly summit designed to identify existing and emerging technology used to mitigate, reduce, and ultimately eliminate highway-rail grade crossing and trespasser incidents.

Another overarching goal is to raise awareness of the dangers and effects of highway-rail grade crossing and trespasser incidents, to seek out low-cost solutions, and to discuss practicable ideas for technological improvements for vehicular and pedestrian safety at highway-rail grade crossings.

NCDOT Secretary Eric Boyette giving his opening remarks to workshop attendees
This year, WGI was a proud sponsor of the NCDOT event that was held on November 1-3 at NC State University in Raleigh, NC. WGI’s sponsorship of daily parking fees (in a WGI-designed parking deck) made this event hospitable and memorable for all attendees throughout the 32 presentations and 42 presenters from varying rail industry subject matter experts.
By the numbers, the event brought in 221 registrants and 15 walk-up attendees from 24 states and Canada; with representation from FRA, USDOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), several railroads, many state DOTs, and numerous other rail and academic disciplines who met for 2.5 days at Governor James B. Hunt Jr Memorial Library.
WGI members: David Mathern, Chris Raichle, Angie Ray, David Simpson, PE, and Roger Smock
Additionally, Florida had a significant presence with 30 attendees, including 9 FDOT members, 2 West Palm Beach Sheriff’s Deputies, and a Broward County Deputy along with two Brightline executives, one of which presented.


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Contact us today to learn more about the danger of highway-rail grade trespasser incidents and how WGI’s Rail + Transit team can assist in making these projects safer and more secure in the future!

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