Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
The commission has funds available for the purpose of replacing stop signs, and installing yield and emergency notification signs at passive public railroad crossings in Washington. Applicants may also apply for funding to replace or install cross bucks, posts and retro-reflective tape.
For safety improvements at passive crossings, the cost per crossing may not exceed $250. The commission will not pay administrative or labor costs if the administration and labor is provided by the applicant with current staff but may pay for contracted administration and labor. The commission typically approves grants for no more than $20,000 for projects that do not have a cost-share or matching requirement.
This memorandum from the Federal Highway Administration recommends installation of yield or stop signs and details how these signs should be installed. All installations must be compliant with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, 2009 Edition, or WAC 480-62-270, as applicable.
Applications may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify "Grade Crossing Protective Fund" in the subject line of the email. Applications may also be submitted by mail to the commission's mailing address.Upon completion of the project, you will be required to submit photographs of each crossing and complete and sign a certification of project completion
Upon completion of the project, you will be required to submit photographs of each crossing and complete and sign a certification of project completion
The commission will make payment only on a reimbursement basis. The commission cannot approve advance payments for any project costs. Once your project is complete, please fill out the A-19 Invoice Voucher and Expenditure Summary and submit them with all related invoices and receipts. (See sample completed form.)
For more information:Betty Young, Transportation Planning Specialist, (360) 664-1202
Lori Halstead, Transportation Specialist, (360) 664-1262