Railroad-Highway Crossing (RHC) Safety Improvement Evaluation and Prioritization Tool

Safety performance ranking and prioritization of railroad-highway crossings (RHC) are primarily determined using a United States Department of Transportation (DOT) model to estimate "final accident prediction" at the crossing. The model uses many prediction factors and a constant. The model does take into account such safety treatments as passive devices, flashing lights, and gates. However, the model does not specifically address pedestrian safety treatments and crossing circuitry upgrades. The goal is to obtain pedestrian safety prediction factor values and circuitry upgrade prediction factor values that can be used in a modified FRA or Illinois model. Once the modified model is developed, the model will produce more accurately estimate of RHC safety performance and thus more accurate ranking and prioritization.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $385000
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sriraj, P

      Fazio, Joseph

      Kawamura, Kazuya

      Metaxatos, Paul

    • Start Date: 20200516
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230515
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01739384
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-218
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 15 2020 12:15PM