Toward Railroad Trespassing Solutions

The July–August issue of TR News examines the data behind railroad trespassing fatalities, as well as countermeasures and research to reduce the rates of these deaths. This introductory article, written by the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), discusses NTSB railroad accident investigations involving trespassers in Jesup, Georgia and Ellicot City, Maryland; the takeaways from a 2015 NTSB Trespassing Forum; the challenges of addressing trespassing; and the hope that trespassing can be prevented through new research efforts and technological innovations.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 3-7
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 322
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01713977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2019 9:22AM