Missouri Makes Railroad Safety A Priority

Letting it go on for far too long. That’s the sentiment made by Governor Mike Parson in providing 50-million dollars in state funding to upgrade railroad crossings across the state. This, after a deadly 2022 Mendon Amtrak crash that took the lives of four people. MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna says that there are more than 14-hundred locations in Missouri where roads cross railroad tracks without warning lights and gates. He says that an 18.5-million-dollar passenger study recommends lights and gates at 27 crossings, and closing 17 other crossing in Missouri…

McKenna estimates that the state would be able to upgrade between seven and ten crossings per year.


(From Missourinet)