Tuesday Traffic Talk – September 5, 2023

Pedestrian Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) Crosswalk Requirements

In August the U.S. Access Board completed its rulemaking and published the Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) in the federal register. These are the first set of rules developed expressly for the pedestrian environment, including crosswalks, signals, and push buttons.

PROWAG requires audible push buttons anywhere a pedestrian signal or warning device is provided, including at crosswalks at intersections, midblock, and roundabouts. It will become effective on September 7, 2023 and will become enforceable once adopted.

Polara has put together a PROWAG Fact Sheet to help you better understand this ruling and what is now required.

Click here to download the Polara PROWAG Fact Sheet

First MoboTrex ATC Cabinet in Illinois District 1

The first ever MoboTrex ATC Cabinet was recently installed in Illinois District 1.

One of the primary design objectives with the ATC cabinet was safety, for both drivers and maintenance personnel. The cabinet has been designed to safeguard users from accidental shock hazard for components greater than 48V by utilizing touch safe components and guarding high voltage connections.

MoboTrex is the largest manufacturer of ATC Cabinets in the United States.

Click here for more information on the ATC Cabinet

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