SPR-4816: Pedestrian and Bicyclist Trespassing Impacts on Rail Grade Crossings Safety and Mobility

This project will investigate pedestrian and bicyclist violations at highway-rail grade crossings. Data on pedestrian and bicyclist violations will be collected from existing INDOT and FRA records, and traffic video surveillance. A marginal analysis will be adopted to quantitatively explain the marginal effects of each independent variable on each injury level. Based on discussions with INDOT several grade crossings will be selected as a testbed to conduct this research. At the end of this project, our team will provide INDOT with some suggestions to improve the highway-rail grade crossing safety in Indiana.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $214462
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

      Purdue University
      1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
      West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
    • Principal Investigators:

      Guan, Shanyue

    • Start Date: 20230901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01890960
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-4816
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 24 2023 3:15PM