NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RAILROAD-HIGHWAY GRADE CROSSING SAFETY, AUG 29-31, 1972.

THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER OF THE CONFERENCE NOTED THAT 12,000 MOTOR VEHICLE-TRAIN COLLISIONS OCCUR ANNUALLY. PAPERS PRESENTED ARE ADDRESSED TO PROBLEMS OF REDUCING THIS NUMBER THROUGH TECHNOLOGY OR BY ALTERING PRESENT TRAFFIC PATTERNS. THE SOLUTION OF UNIVERSAL GRADE SEPARATION SEEMED TO BE TOO EXPENSIVE AN INVESTMENT AND LINES OF AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY ARE NOT CLEAR. THE LARGE NUMBER OF CROSSINGS WHICH CARRY LOW VOLUMES OF BOTH VEHICULAR TRAFFIC AND RAILROAD MOVEMENTS COMPLICATE POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS ECONOMICALLY. THE TECHNOLOGY OF PASSIVE DEVICES AND PROTECTIVE AND WARNING NEEDS WERE STUDIED.

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  • Pagination: 63 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00222145
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1973 12:00AM