Median Barriers

This project focuses on median barrier treatments at highway rail intersections, and involves researching literature and existing median barrier installations, evaluating current demonstration tests and documenting the results. The final product shall consist of documentation of median barrier use at highway rail grade crossings and lessons learned, best practices and guidance. Currently, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has or is conducting two demonstration tests of median barrier systems at highway rail intersections in Massachusetts. The MBTA has suggested an independent evaluation of these demonstration projects based on the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA's) desire to complete this research. This was an FY09 project.

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

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $75000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Railroad Administration

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

    Allen, Len

  • Performing Organizations:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

    10 Park Plaza
    Boston, MA  United States  02116

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Start Date: 20081001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091001
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30729

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465241
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:57PM