New Mexico Plans to Allocate $1M for Train Crossing Safety

September 30, 2014

New Mexico transportation officials are channeling nearly $1 million toward safety measures to protect bicyclists and pedestrians at train crossings.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports crews began installing new equipment earlier this month at crossings used by Rail Runner trains.

The boost in spending comes in the wake of two cyclists who were struck and killed by trains earlier this year.

Crossings will have more safety gates, flashing lights and other improvements.

The Rio Metro Regional Transit District, which oversees the Rail Runner, estimates workers will complete installations in 45 days.

The Federal Highway Administration is funding the $975,000 in construction.

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