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

There are over 220,000 public grade crossings in the U. S. where 12,000 vehicle train collisions occur annually, resulting in 15,00 deaths and 7,000 injuries. Urban railroad problems are discussed, and railroad-highway grade crossing relocation away from congested areas is suggested. Benefit cost analysis of safety features is included. Operation, maintenance, and improvement of railroad grade crossing signals, signs, and gates; problems related to implementation of a railroad-highway grade crossing safety program; and warrants for safety improvements at rail-highway grade crossings are discussed. Regression analysis is used to estimate railroad grade crossing accidents. A Department of Transportation report to Congress on railroad-highway crossing safety is presented and evaluated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The conference was held from August 29-31, 1972 at is from Highway Safety Literature, 73 No 09, published May 14, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL

    CHICAGO, IL  USA 
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM