Heavy Truck and Bus Traversability at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings

A research study is proposed to provide recommendations for traversable railway crossing cross-sections for heavy trucks and buses. Heavy trucks and buses have long wheel bases and low ground clearance that make it difficult to traverse at-grade rail crossings with sloped sides. An investigation of existing railway crossing cross-sections and heavy vehicle dimensions and suspension properties will be conducted. TruckSim will be utilized to study heavy vehicles traversing various cross-sections and to provide acceptable cross-sections at railway crossings. Improving the traversability of heavy trucks over at-grade rail crossings will reduce the time vehicles are on the railway and reduce the potential for trains to collide with heavy trucks.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $150000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC59

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Nebraska Department of Roads

    1500 Highway 2
    Lincoln, Nebraska  United States  68509-4759
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    1400 R Street
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68588
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    1400 R Street
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68588
  • Principal Investigators:

    Schmidt, Jennifer

    Stolle, Cody

    Faller, Ronald

    Asadollahipajouh, Mojdeh

  • Start Date: 20161001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01616219
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Center for Railway Safety
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC59
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 11 2016 11:45AM