A bill has passed the Senate sponsored by Democrat State Senator Jim Arnold of LaPorte.
The bill clarifies requirements for railroad crossing sight-lines. House Bill 1037 would require the Indiana Department of Transportation to create new methods for measuring and determining minimum distance requirements for crossings. Current law mandates that sight-line crossings occur at 1,500 feet where trains are also required to sound the horn.
House Bill 1037 unanimously passed out of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs and the full Senate by a vote of 44-0. The bill how goes to the House of Representatives where the bill’s author will have a chance to consider changes made in the Senate.