Union Pacific: Number of Railroad Crossing Accidents Reduced in 2015

Union Pacific said it reduced railroad crossing accidents 3 percent in 2015 to 2.28. That is the total number of Federal Railroad Administration reportable grade crossing accidents per million train miles, the railroad said earlier this month. Launched in 2015, Union Pacific’s Crossing Assessment Process (CAP) focuses attention on crossings with certain characteristics where incidents may be more likely to occur. While all Union Pacific crossings that comply with company maintenance standards are safe for the traveling public, drivers continue to make mistakes at some of them. CAP helps identify those crossings and find safety enhancements. “Our initial review showed 25 percent