The Lincoln/Lancaster County RTSD identifies crossings in need of work, prioritizes projects and conducts studies to plan future work.
The Railroad Transportation Safety District, or RTSD, is a political subdivision that was created by the Nebraska legislature in 1971. The cause for this legislation was an alarmingly high rate of fatalities in train-to-vehicle/pedestrian collisions. The RTSD provides funding for railroad safety related projects throughout Lincoln and Lancaster County. The cooperation between the City, County and Railroad keeps administrative costs low and sets aside funding for qualifying projects. For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov: keyword RTSD.