Google adds grade-crossings to digital maps

June 29, 2015

The federal agency that oversees railroads is asking digital mapping companies to alert users as they approach track crossings.

The Federal Railroad Administration announced Monday that, so far, Google has agreed.

 The effort comes as deaths from train-on-vehicle collisions increased in 2014 over 2013 – a rare rise in recent years. This year included major accidents near New York City, Los Angeles and in North Carolina.
Read the full story from the Associated Press via The Charlotte Observer by clicking here.


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