Assessment of Highway-Railroad Grade Crossing Strategies, Countermeasures, and Technologies to Improve Traffic Safety and Mobility in Florida

The goal of this research effort is to identify, evaluate, and recommend transportation systems management and operations (TSM&O) strategies, traditional countermeasures, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies to improve safety and mobility at highway railroad grade crossings (HRGCs) in Florida. The specific objectives include the following: (1) Understand safety issues and factors contributing to fatalities and serious crashes at HRGCs. (2) Assess the implementation of railroad dynamic envelope (RDE) pavement markings and associated signs at State-owned HRGCs in Florida. (3) Investigate the effectiveness of various traditional countermeasures, TSM&O strategies, and ITS technologies to improve safety and mobility at HRGCs. (4) Examine and provide a list of HRGCs needed for special treatments and recommend treatments. (5) Provide best practices, analysis results, research findings, and recommendations to FDOT to effectively improve safety and mobility at HRGCs in Florida.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $247424
    • Contract Numbers:

      BED25 977-08

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Ponnaluri, Raj

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of South Florida, Tampa

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      4202 E. Flowler Avenue, ENB 118
      Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5350
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wong, Edith

    • Start Date: 20220615
    • Expected Completion Date: 20231231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01848623
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BED25 977-08
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 15 2022 3:24PM