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Stay safe around trains: Grade crossingsAs FasTracks projects are built, the number of locations where roads, paths and trails intersect with train tracks increases. These locations are called grade crossings.
There are three types of grade crossings on FasTracks projects:
- Grade separations-where the train goes above or below the road
- At-grade crossings-where the train tracks and the road intersect at the same
- Closures-where there used to be a road but it has been cut off or closed
PUC OversightEvery grade crossing in the state is regulated by the Colorado Public Utilities
Commission (PUC), which approves safety measures at each location. Applications to the PUC are required for each individual grade crossing, detailing the safety measures that will be put in place.
- Street markings at most FasTracks project at-grade crossings. The exceptions
are in downtown Denver and downtown Aurora.
Commuter train at an at-grade crossing at East 40th Avenue and York Street in Denver