Above: Downtown Houston as seen from the East End District.
As a community effort to address transportation challenges, the East End District is implementing a comprehensive strategy focusing on transportation safety, quality of life and mobility throughout the district. Key initiatives include: identifying traffic flow impediments such as blocked railroad crossings, damaged crossings, inadequate pedestrian access, and malfunctioning traffic control devices.
A railroad crossing that is occupied by a train can be very frustrating. Crossing Signal Activation without a train “ghost train” or train “over-hang” causing the signals to activate can be just as frustrating.
The East End District is coordinating with the City of Houston Office of Innovation in analyzing crossing impacts and researching motorist assistance technology to help you get around impaired crossings.