Orlando, Fla. – The Central Florida Rail Corridor (CFRC)/SunRail’s Colonial Drive railroad crossing in Downtown Orlando received new sensor-activated alert signs. The LED ‘DO NOT STOP ON TRACKS’ signs, installed to face eastbound and westbound traffic, flash after a vehicle remains stopped on the railroad tracks for more than three seconds. They are meant to inform the driver that their current behavior is dangerous and potentially hazardous and to move off of the tracks. The signs were activated on July 30.
This pilot crossing is the first of 11 crossings currently scheduled to receive this signage. Other crossings slated to receive installation within the next year include:
- County Road 427 / Ronald Regan Boulevard
- Horatio Avenue
- Packwood Avenue
- Pennsylvania Avenue
- Holt Avenue
- Orlando Avenue
- Magnolia Avenue
- South Street
- Landstreet Road
- Vine Street
Sensor-activated alert signage coupled with the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Operation S.T.R.I.D.E. Program (Statewide Traffic and Railroad Initiative using Dynamic Envelopes) demonstrate FDOT’s continued commitment to rail safety. To learn more about Operation S.T.R.I.D.E. in Central Florida, click here.
For questions, please contact Public Information Officer, Jessica Ottaviano, at 386-943-5473 or Jessica.Ottaviano@dot.state.fl.us.
SunRail and FDOT urge motorists to use caution near all railroad crossings. Everyone, including bicyclists and pedestrians, keep a safe distance from trains and train tracks. Be Smart. Be Safe.