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RAILROAD CROSSINGS

See also RAILROADS

Abandonment, Minn. Rules 8830.2750

Accidents, Minn. Rules 8830.2720, 8830.2740, 8830.3100

Additional safeguards, see Protective devices under this topic

Application of law

Bicycle path and trail crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.2760

Crossing inventory numbers, Minn. Rules 8830.0200

Engineering functions, Minn. Rules 8830.0200

Exceptions, Minn. Rules 8830.0220

Grade crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.0220

Private crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.0200

Rail rehabilitation, Minn. Rules 8830.0200

Visibility, Minn. Rules 8830.0200

Approaches, private crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.0310

Approaches

Construction or reconstruction, Transportation Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 161.20

Crossing signs, generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.17

Driving left of center, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.18

Grading, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.08, 2013 219.10

Bicycle path and trail crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.2760

Blocking, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.383

Cattle guards, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.31 to 2013 219.33

Change of grade, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.08, 2013 219.10

Changes

Crossing inventory numbers, Minn. Rules 8830.0300

Grade crossings, application of law, Minn. Rules 8830.0220

Rail carriers, duties, Minn. Rules 8830.0300

Repairs, see Improvement, maintenance, or repairs under this topic

City charters, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.44

Closings, grade crossings, notice, Minn. Rules 8830.2650

Complaints, dangerous crossings, Transportation Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.39, 2013 219.40

Consolidation, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.073, 2013 219.074

Consolidation, Minn. Rules 8830.2730

Construction, Minn. Statutes 2013 161.20, 2013 219.40

Construction

Crossing inventory numbers, Minn. Rules 8830.0300

Grade crossings

Application of law, Minn. Rules 8830.0220

Establishment or relocation, applications, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Rail carriers, duties, Minn. Rules 8830.0300

Contested cases, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.074

Costs, payment

Bicycle path and trail crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.2760

Establishment, Minn. Rules 8830.2710

Relocation, Minn. Rules 8830.2710

Crossing changes

Approaches, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.08, 2013 219.10

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.074

Grade change violations, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.10

Crossing inventory, see Inventories under this topic

Crossing restrictions, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.26, 2013 169.28, 2013 169.29

Crossing speeds, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.383

Crossing vacation program

Proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.074

Vacating crossings, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.073, 2013 219.074, 2013 219.40

Crossing vacation program, see Vacating under this topic

Dangerous crossings

Complaints, Transportation Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.39

Cost of correction, payment, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.40

Databases, USDOT-AAR crossing inventory, see Inventories under this topic

Defined, railroad law, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.16

Definitions, railroads, Minn. Rules 8830.0100

Design standards, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Drains, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.35

Embankments, obstructions, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.384, 2013 219.40

Engineering functions, application of law, Minn. Rules 8830.0200

Establishment

Alternatives, analysis, Minn. Rules 8830.2710

Applications, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Approval, Minn. Rules 8830.2700, 8830.2710, 8830.2730

Costs, Minn. Rules 8830.2710

Criteria, Minn. Rules 8830.2710, 8830.2730

Design standards, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Maps, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

MMUTCD, compliance, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Petitions, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Plans and specifications, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Rail carriers, duties, Minn. Rules 8830.2700, 8830.2710

Road authorities, duties, Minn. Rules 8830.2700, 8830.2710

Track owners, duties, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Evidence, approaching trains, crossing unsafe, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.26

Farm crossings, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.13, 2013 219.36

Farm crossings

Definitions, railroads, Minn. Rules 8830.0100

Signs, see RAILROAD TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS

Standards, exclusions, Minn. Rules 8830.0310

Federal aid, improvement, maintenance, or repairs, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.071

Fences, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.31 to 2013 219.34

Fines

Blocking violations, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.383

Grading violations, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.10

Improvements, maintenance, or repairs, failure to comply, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.071

Obstructions, failure to remove, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.384

Orders, noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.42

Speed violations, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.383

Flaggers, Minn. Rules 8830.0320, 8830.2500

Grade crossing safety account, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.1651, 2013 299C.03

Grade crossings

Application of law, Minn. Rules 8830.0200, 8830.0220

Changes, Minn. Rules 8830.0220, 8830.0300

Construction, Minn. Rules 8830.0220, 8830.2700

Definitions, railroads, Minn. Rules 8830.0100

Engineering functions, application of law, Minn. Rules 8830.0200

Establishment, see same under this topic

Improvement, maintenance, or repair, Minn. Rules 8830.2650, 8830.2700

Inventories, see same under this topic

Pavement marks and markers, Minn. Rules 8830.0900, 8830.2750, 8830.2760

Relocation, see same under this topic

Restoration, abandoned tracks, Minn. Rules 8830.2750

Visibility, see same under this topic

Grade separation

Improvement, maintenance, or repairs, see same under this topic

Noncompliance, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.42

Orders, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.074, 2013 219.14

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.073

Grade separation

Approval, Minn. Rules 8830.2740

Criteria, Minn. Rules 8830.2740

Defined, Minn. Rules 8830.0100

Engineering functions, application of law, Minn. Rules 8830.0200

Inventories, see same under this topic

Location, Minn. Rules 8830.2740

Plans and specifications, Minn. Rules 8830.2740

Grade

Change of grade, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.08, 2013 219.10

Multiple tracks, uneven grade, fines, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.10

Separation, see Grade separation under this topic

Grades

Approach grades, private crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.0310

Separation, see Grade separation under this topic

Hearings

Dangerous crossings, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.39, 2013 219.40

Protection of crossings, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.14

Home crossing signs, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.17, 2013 219.18

Improvement, maintenance, or repairs

Costs, payment, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.071, 2013 219.35, 2013 446.04

Matching grants, Minn. Statutes 2013 222.50

Orders, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.071, 2013 219.403

Private crossings, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.35

Railroads, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.35

Road authorities, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.071

Southern rail corridor improvement plan, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.445

Improvement, maintenance, or repairs

Grade crossings

Application of law, Minn. Rules 8830.0220

Existing crossings, approval exemptions, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Surfaces, notice requirements, Minn. Rules 8830.2650

Notice requirements, Minn. Rules 8830.2650

Requirements, Minn. Rules 8830.0220

Industrial crossings

Defined, Minn. Rules 8830.0100

Signs, see RAILROAD TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS

Inspections, state rail safety inspector, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.015

Intersections, Minn. Rules 8810.7000

Inventories

Numbers

Application of law, Minn. Rules 8830.0200

Railroad active warning devices, Minn. Rules 8830.2125

Requirements, Minn. Rules 8830.0300

Rail carriers, duties, Minn. Rules 8830.0300

Road authorities, duties, Minn. Rules 8830.0300

USDOT-AAR crossing inventory, defined, Minn. Rules 8830.0100

Inventory, Transportation Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.074

Investigations

Dangerous crossings, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.39, 2013 219.40

Guards, need for, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.23

Protection of crossings, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.14

Protective devices, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.24

Stop regulations, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.20

Transportation Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.14

Lawsuits

Obstructions, failure to remove, recovery of fines, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.384

Orders, noncompliance, recovery of fines, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.42

Trains stopping at, violations, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.97

Violations, generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.10

Levels of exposure, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.445

Liability, farm crossings, gates, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.36

Location

Grade crossings, bicycle paths or trails, Minn. Rules 8830.2760

Grade separation, Minn. Rules 8830.2740

Railroad active warning devices, Minn. Rules 8830.2125

Vacating, criteria, Minn. Rules 8830.2720

Logging railroads, across highways, Minn. Statutes 2013 160.24

Maintenance, see Improvement, maintenance, or repairs under this topic

Maps, relocation or establishment, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Marks and markers

Abandoned crossings, removal, Minn. Rules 8830.2750

Bicycle path and trail crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.2760

Pavement, Minn. Rules 8830.0900, 8830.2750, 8830.2760

Road authorities, duties, Minn. Rules 8830.2750

Motor vehicles, stopping, standing, or parking on railroad crossings, violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.34

Moving vehicle sight triangle

Defined, Minn. Rules 8830.0100

Design standards, Minn. Rules 8830.0320

Establishment or relocation criteria, Minn. Rules 8830.2710

Obstructions, clearing, Minn. Rules 8830.0320

Visibility, Minn. Rules 8830.0320

Multiple tracks, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.09, 2013 219.10

New crossings, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.072

Notice, roadways, closure for grade crossing maintenance, Minn. Rules 8830.2650

Obstructions, removal, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.384, 2013 219.40

Obstructions, removal, Minn. Rules 8830.0320

Orders

Appeals from, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.41

Consolidation, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.074

Crossing changes, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.074

Crossing guards, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.23

Dangerous crossings, correction, division of costs, method, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.40

Grade separation, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.074, 2013 219.14

Improvement, maintenance, or repairs, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.071

New crossings, warning devices, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.072

Noncompliance, fines, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.42

Obstructions, removal, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.40

Overhead crossings, construction, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.40

Protective devices, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.14, 2013 219.24, 2013 219.40

Relocation, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.074

Safety devices, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.40

Underground crossings, construction, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.40

Vacating, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.074, 2013 219.40

Ordinances, not abridged, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.44

Overhead crossings, construction, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.40

Petitions, new crossings, warning devices, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.072

Plans and specifications

Establishment or relocation, applications, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Grade separation, Minn. Rules 8830.2740

Private crossings

Construction by landowners, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.35

Maintenance, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.35

Safety standards, rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.165

Private crossings

Application of law, Minn. Rules 8830.0200

Defined, Minn. Rules 8830.0100

Farm crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.0100, 8830.0310

Improvement, maintenance, or repairs, see same under this topic

Industrial crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.0100

Inventories, see same under this topic

Owners and ownership

Signs, duties, Minn. Rules 8830.0310

Visibility, duties, Minn. Rules 8830.0320

Residential crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.0100

Signs, see RAILROAD TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS

Standards, Minn. Rules 8830.0200, 8830.0310

Visibility, see same under this topic

Protective devices, private crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.0310

Protective devices

Adequate protection, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.402

City charters, provisions not abridged, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.44

Crossing guards, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.23

Dangerous crossings, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.40

First class cities, costs, payment from local improvement fund, Minn. Statutes 2013 446.04

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.26

Orders, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.14, 2013 219.24, 2013 219.40

Transportation Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 161.20

Rail rehabilitation, application of law, Minn. Rules 8830.0200

Relocation, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.073, 2013 219.074

Relocation

Alternatives analysis, Minn. Rules 8830.2710

Applications, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Approval, Minn. Rules 8830.2700, 8830.2710, 8830.2730

Costs, Minn. Rules 8830.2710

Criteria, Minn. Rules 8830.2710, 8830.2730

Design standards, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Maps, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

MMUTCD, compliance, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Petitions, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Plans and specifications, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Rail carriers, duties, Minn. Rules 8830.2700, 8830.2710

Road authorities, duties, Minn. Rules 8830.2700, 8830.2710

Track owners, duties, Minn. Rules 8830.2700

Repairs, see Improvement, maintenance, or repairs under this topic

Residential crossings

Defined, Minn. Rules 8830.0100

Signs, see RAILROAD TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS

Safety devices, protective, private crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.0310

Safety devices, see Protective devices under this topic

Safety

Approaching trains, prima facie evidence of unsafe crossing, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.26

Driver improvement clinics, instruction, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.973

Drivers' license examination, Minn. Statutes 2013 171.13

Drivers' manual, Minn. Statutes 2013 171.0705

Grade crossing safety account, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.1651, 2013 299C.03

Grade crossings, southern rail corridor improvement plan, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.445

Standards, rulemaking, private crossings, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.165

Safety

Driver's license examination, Minn. Rules 7410.4200

Establishment or relocation criteria, Minn. Rules 8830.2710

Grade separation criteria, Minn. Rules 8830.2740

Standards, see same under this topic

School buses

Signals, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.443

Stopping at, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.28, 2013 169.454

School buses, Minn. Rules 7470.0100 to 7470.1700

School safety patrol procedures, Minn. Rules 7415.0600, 7415.0700

Sight triangles

Moving vehicle sight triangle, see same under this topic

Stopped vehicle sight triangle, see same under this topic

Signs and signals, see RAILROAD TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS

Speed limits, motor vehicle traffic, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.14

Speeds, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.383

Standards

Federal standards, conformity, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.071

Railroads, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.071

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.073

Safety, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.165

Standards

Application of law, Minn. Rules 8830.0200

Private crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.0310

Vacating, Minn. Rules 8830.2720

Visibility, Minn. Rules 8830.0320

Stop crossings, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.20, 2013 219.22

Stopped vehicle sight triangle

Defined, Minn. Rules 8830.0100

Design standards, Minn. Rules 8830.0320

Establishment or relocation, criteria, Minn. Rules 8830.2710

Obstructions, clearing, Minn. Rules 8830.0320

Vacating, criteria, Minn. Rules 8830.2720

Visibility, Minn. Rules 8830.0320

Stopping at

Approaching trains, prima facie evidence of unsafe crossing, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.26

Drivers, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.26, 2013 169.28, 2013 169.29

Exempt crossings, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.28, 2013 169.29

Hazardous materials carriers, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.28

Head Start buses, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.28

Light rail crossings, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.28

Passenger carriers for hire, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.28

Pedestrians, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.26

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.26

School buses, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.28, 2013 169.454

Trains, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.93, 2013 219.97

Vehicles with fewer than nine inches clearance above roadways, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.29

Vehicles with speeds of less than six miles per hour, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.29

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.26

Surface, area, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.071

Surfaces

Maintenance, grade crossings, notice, Minn. Rules 8830.2650

Private crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.0310

Trail crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.2760

Trains stopping at, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.93, 2013 219.97

Transportation Department

Complaints, duties, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.40

Rulemaking authority, Minn. Statutes 2013 174.66

Underground crossings, construction, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.40

Vacating

Contested cases, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.074

Crossing vacation program, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.074

Dangerous crossings, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.40

Orders, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.074, 2013 219.40

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.073

Vacating

Consolidation of crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.2730

Generally, Minn. Rules 8830.2720

Violations and penalties

Approaches, grading violations, fines, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.10

Blocking, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.383

Changes, fines, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.10

Crossing gate or barrier violations, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.26

Dangerous obstructions, failure to remove, fines, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.384

Driving past lowered crossing gates, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.26

Driving past signaling flaggers, generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.26

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.97

Improvement, maintenance, or repairs, noncompliance, fines, lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.071

Orders, noncompliance, fines, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.42

Second and subsequent offenses, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.383

Speeds, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.383

Stopping violations, Minn. Statutes 2013 169.26

Violations and penalties

Commercial drivers, disqualification, Minn. Rules 7409.0200

Exemptions, Minn. Rules 8830.0220

Visibility, rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.384

Visibility

Application of law, Minn. Rules 8830.0200

Generally, Minn. Rules 8830.0320

Standards, Minn. Rules 8830.0200, 8830.0320

Warning signs, see under RAILROAD TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS

Width, private crossings, Minn. Rules 8830.0310

Yield signs, Minn. Statutes 2013 219.17, 2013 219.20

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