Highway-Rail Intersection Crash Taxonomy for Connected Vehicle Safety Research: 2008-2017

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) accident data from the 2008–2017 study period showed that annual combined highway-rail intersection (HRI) and rail infrastructure accident costs were between $20 million and $40 million dollars. An alternative method developed by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) provides for the economic losses associated with medical and legal costs, lost productivity, and travel delay. The results from using this alternative method showed that these costs are between $1.6 and $1.9 billion annually. This report characterizes the frequency, severity, and costs of HRI crashes and estimates the potential reductions in these values resulting from the implementation of Connected Vehicle HRI safety applications.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Title on cover: Highway-Rail Intersection Crash Taxonomy for Connected Vehicle Safety Research –Ten Year Trends.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Railroad Policy and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research, Development, and Technology
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hellman, Adrian
    • Poirier, Paul
  • Publication Date: 2019-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report; Technical Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 45p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01712931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FRA/ORD-19/25, DOT-VNTSC-FRA-19-04
  • Contract Numbers: RR18D2/QC780; RR18D2/RC780
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2019 1:28PM