Last month, facing increased pressure to beef up safety and security measures around railway crossings, due to the unusually high number of train-related accidents
, Florida’s Department of Transportation Secretary began talking about the implementation of dynamic envelopes. Without explanation, the term conjures up images of a futuristic snail mail, but in reality, “envelopes” are just a technical way of describing the space occupied by a moving train, a space that must be free of obstruction.
In the Secretary’s statement, these were the points that referred to the envelopes:
- Immediately begin implementing an engineering countermeasure called “dynamic envelopes” at every existing FDOT roadway and state-owned land rail crossing across the state.
- Require the inclusion of a dynamic envelope in the standard design of any future railroad crossings on FDOT roadways or state-owned land rail crossings.
In other words, the State of Florida will be adding markings to the pavement near every rail crossing on state-owned land, ensuring drivers are made as fully aware as possible about where not to stop.
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