The Railroad has taken steps to ensure that an unmanned rail cart will not be able to cross a street like it did this summer. Those measures include making sure all vehicles or trains on the tracks are chocked so they can't move, and that devices have been installed at crossings to ensure that even if a cart reached a crossing it would derail onto the railroad's property before reaching them. An investigation of this accident was made by the FRA and no violations of their regulations were found in this case.
The Town has also submitted a State grant application with the Towns of Hopedale and Milford for $3 million to be put towards the upgrades of crossings in all three towns. Such improvements include the installation of signals or gates at certain crossings.