The MDOT Office of Rail is sharing the attached flyer, developed by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), that explains the importance and use of the Emergency Notification System (ENS) sign that is required to be installed at every railroad crossing. The ENS sign has a blue background, states the railroad’s emergency contact number and the U.S. DOT/National Crossing Inventory Number which identifies the location of the crossing to the railroad. This information should be utilized by motorists who need to report an emergency regarding a crossing or complaints regarding crossing surfaces. The FRA has asked MDOT to help educate the public on the use of the ENS sign. We are asking that you share this information with all employees at your facility. We suggest you share the flyer with your staff by email and/or post in areas that staff can review it.
Also attached is a flyer developed for truck drivers to inform them of actions to take should they get stuck on a railroad crossing. We hope you will post this information where your truck drivers can see it.
We appreciate your assistance with this educational effort and all of your efforts to keep motorists safe!