Safety Effectiveness Assessment of Advanced Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Improvements

A variety of approaches and methods have been used by state departments of transportation (DOTs) for assessing safety effectiveness of treatments and technologies at highway-rail grade crossings (HRGCs). These approaches and methods are based on early data and do not consider all operational aspects of HRGCs or recently developed technologies, and there is no widely accepted approach for such assessment. There is a need to develop a framework for assessing safety effectiveness of treatments and technologies at HRGCs that incorporates rational processes and appropriate electronic-based tools to provide a realistic means for assessing safety effectiveness. This framework and tools will help state DOTs personnel in making informed decisions regarding treatments and technologies at HRGCs to reduce incidents and improve safety. The objective of this research is to develop a framework for assessing safety effectiveness, in terms of predicted incident severity and frequency, of different treatments and technologies at HRGCs. The framework shall include associated processes and electronic-based tools.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 17-99

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    Hanna, Amir

  • Start Date: 20220207
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01835637
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 17-99
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 7 2022 3:23PM