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Ohio House passes railroad crossings legislation

The bipartisan bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.
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COLUMBUS — The Ohio House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Wednesday requiring drivers to watch, listen and stop for on-track equipment at railroad crossings. 

“I’m very pleased the Ohio House took an important step forward in addressing what is truly a public safety issue,” state Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown, said in a news release. “By mandating a driver’s responsibility for other on-track equipment at a railroad crossing, our state joins 29 others in recognizing these potential dangers to drivers.” 

HB 226 is a bipartisan effort that received unanimous support in the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday. It now moves to the Ohio Senate for consideration.