Rail Highway At-Grade Crossing Prioritization and Ranking Program Analysis

The objective of this project is to revisit the current approach to rail highway at-grade crossing (RHGC) prioritization and ranking programs. The project will apply statistical modeling methods in line with those recommended by the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) to analyze safety performances of rail highway at-grade crossings. The cost and the effectiveness of selected improvement treatments will also be evaluated using the state-of-art HSM methodologies. A prioritized list of safety improvement programs will then be developed based on the analysis results. This list will be compared with the existing safety improvement programs to identify the effectiveness of incorporating statistical modeling approaches in ranking rail highway at-grade crossings.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:


    UTCA #13401

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University Transportation Center for Alabama

    University of Alabama
    Tuscaloosa, AL  United States  35487

    Alabama Department of Transportation

    1409 Coliseum Boulevard
    Montgomery, AL  United States  36130-3050

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Jilla, Bob

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

    Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
    P.O. Box 870205
    Tuscaloosa, AL  United States  35487-0205
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jones, Steven

  • Start Date: 20130101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140815
  • Source Data: RiP Project 33650

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01537712
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Center for Alabama
  • Contract Numbers: 24114, UTCA #13401
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 17 2014 1:00AM