Railroad Trespass Hot Spots

The objective of this research is to develop a methodology for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and other interested organizations to study locations of high concentration of train/vehicle and trespass incidents and fatality events known as "hot spots." The results of this work will aid the Federal Government and State agencies in targeting mitigation strategies. The University of Waterloo in Canada has performed similar research of rail hot spots. The initial task of this research will be to develop a project implementation plan and produce two scoping documents. This was a FY08 project.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Grade Crossing & Trespass Safety


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $123118.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Allen, Len

  • Performing Organizations:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Safety
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590

    California Public Utilities Commission


    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Start Date: 20071001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20081001
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30733

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465240
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:57PM