Fort Worth has more railroad grade crossings per capita than any other large city in Texas. Because of significant historical railroad developments dating back to the first railroad, the Texas & Pacific in 1876, today there are 193 grade crossings in the city. With the high amount of train activity and high number of grade crossings in Fort Worth, the city is committed to improving railroad crossing safety and developing new quiet zones.
The city has over 60 crossing improvement projects underway. These projects involve railroad signal crossing upgrades in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), crossing surface projects, quiet zone projects, grade separations (bridges or underpasses), and other railroad crossing improvements. City railroad grade crossing projects fall into the following categories:
For additional information on quiet zones, see the following:
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William M. Johnson