A statewide initiative to seamlessly engage motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians with grade crossing safety measures and outreach education.
How it Works
Clearing the Path for a Safer Journey
Dynamic envelopes are roadway markings used to increase safe stopping behavior and safety for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic at grade rail crossings. Because trains overhang the tracks, these markings indicate the clearance needed for trains to safely pass. This area is often within the active crossing gates, but when traffic gets backed up, a vehicle may stop on the tracks and be unable to move before the gates come down.
The goal is to positively influence driver behavior and reduce the number of incidents and injuries sustained at rail crossings.
By keeping vehicles behind the dynamic envelopes, fewer vehicles would be stopped too close to or actually on the tracks, thereby reducing the danger to vehicles, occupants, train crews, passengers and bystanders.
Engaging Motorists & Pedestrians Where it Matters
Motorist and pedestrian safety are the top priority across Florida’s rail corridors. Recognizing this, the Florida Department of Transportation has mandated a directive that will designate Florida as a nationwide leader, by implementing a statewide safety initiative to reduce incidents at rail crossings.
*Statistic reported from Fairbanks Avenue grade crossing for vehicles traveling westbound. A decrease in 40% is recorded for eastbound traffic.
Implementing Dynamic Envelopes
SunRail will be installing dynamic envelopes throughout the Central Florida Rail Corridor in a phased approach. Check back for updates on the progress.Upcoming Dynamic Envelope Construction
Work to be scheduled for weeknights after SunRail service and throughout weekends with close local coordination for road closures, detours and public outreach.
Providing Essential Tools For Preserving Roadway Safety
Safety is always a top priority for SunRail. It is important to use caution around the trains and train tracks, whether you drive, walk or bike over them on your travels, and be sure to only cross at designated rail crossings. Along with the new Dynamic Envelope pavement markings, SunRail advises all to observe the following tips.