Improving Pedestrian and Motorist Safety Along Light Rail Transit Alignments

The objectives of this research are (1) to develop a framework or template for collecting data to be used to improve pedestrian and motorist safety along light rail transit (LRT) alignments; (2) to identify and summarize pedestrian and motorist behaviors; and (3) to document best practices for improving pedestrian and motorist safety along light rail transit alignments . This research will gather accident data, survey LRT systems in North America, identify successful elements and new technologies, list possible factors (including pedestrian and motorist behavior) contributing to LRT safety, and develop recommendations to facilitate the compilation of accident data in a coordinated and homogeneous manner across LRT systems. In addition, this project will assess the effectiveness of existing and innovative devices and practices, and will develop a methodology to perform a risk analysis for safety measures at LRT alignments. This research will be useful to transit managers, safety officials, transit operations planners, transportation consultants, state safety oversight agencies, and the research community.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project A-30

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Chisholm-Smith, Gwen

  • Performing Organizations:

    iTRANS Consulting Limited

  • Principal Investigators:

    Cleghorn, Don

  • Start Date: 20060908
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090301
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16247

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462688
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project A-30
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:08PM