Railroads play a vital role in the American economy and rail transportation continues to be a popular high-volume, low-cost method to ship freight and goods. Commuter train travel has increased dramatically in the last decade. Unfortunately, the number of train accidents has also risen. Every year, thousands are injured or lose their lives in railroad crossing or train accidents. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, more than half of all train accidents occur at unprotected crossings and over 80% of railroad crossings don’t have adequate warning devices.