- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Rail Runner Express trains traveling through Santa Fe road and trail crossings are back at normal speeds following the installation of new safety measures.

The Rio Metro Regional Transit District had slowed its trains following the deaths of two bicyclists struck by trains at crossings in separate incidents earlier this year. Each cyclist rode in front of a train.

The Santa Fe New Mexican (https://goo.gl/Q5XldA ) reports that the new safety measures include pedestrian gates and more warning signs.

The changes were made after Rio Metro and the Federal Railroad Administration spent four months analyzing crossings in Santa Fe.

The state Transportation Department spent nearly $1 million of federal money on improvements at crossings.


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