Rail 034/18

Status: Open
Recommendation Date: 
13 December 2018
Recipient Name: 
Local Govt NZ
Text:
Until the responsibilities for the maintenance of sighting distances at public road level crossings have been clarified, it is important for the safety of rail users and road users that there are effective programmes to control vegetation growth around public road level crossings.

On 13 December 2018 the Commission recommended to the Chief Executive of Local Government New Zealand that, until the NZ Transport Agency has clarified the responsibilities for maintaining sighting distances at public road level crossings, where road controlling authorities become aware of vegetation affecting the sighting distances at level crossings, they work with the relevant licensed access providers to remove or control the vegetation.
Reply Text:
Local Government has no comment on the [recommendations] and will await discussions on the recommendations with NZTA in due course.
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