http://www.rtands. com/newsflash/ arizona-bnsf- partner-to- upgrade-safety- at-crossings- 4725.html
The Arizona Department of Transportation will partner with BNSF to
install new technology to enhance vehicle safety at railroad crossings.
Crossings at Greenway Road and at 163rd Avenue in Surprise, Ariz., will
be fitted with devices that allow trains to be detected sooner as they
approach, providing more time for vehicles and pedestrians to clear the
These new devices, allowing for "advanced detection," as opposed to
simultaneous detection, will be installed at various locations along the
Grand Avenue corridor. The "advanced detection" interfaces recently
completed internal testing to ensure compatibility and reliability with
ADOT traffic signals.
Both intersections are safe, with neither reporting any crashes
involving the railroad in at least the past five years, according to
data from the Federal Railroad Administration. No crashes have occurred
at 163rd Avenue, which is designated as a "quiet zone" crossing.
Installation of the "advanced detection" devices will be done in
coordination with BNSF, which operates the line along Grand Avenue.