RAILROAD GRADE CROSSING PASSIVE SIGNING STUDY
More than three-fourths of the 219,000 public railroad grade crossings nationwide are equipped with passive warning signs only. A two-phase study is now underway to develop improved passive signing for use at these grade crossings. This study is a pool-funded effort involving 25 states, the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Highway Administration. This report describes seven signing configurations (at-crossing sign and advance warning signs) tested in two states during Phase I of the study, the test sites, the types of data collected, the experimental variables, the analysis procedure, and the results of Phase I. Upon completion of Phase II, which involves nationwide testing, a final report will be written making recommendations on what signs should be adopted for driver warning at railroad grade crossings.
- Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., Office of Research. A version of the report, with Janet Coleman (FHWA) as an additional author, is published in Public Roads, v60 n 4 (March 1977), pp 141-144.
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA USA 02142
Washington, DC USA 20590
- KOZIOL, J S
- Mengert, P H
- Publication Date: 1977-1
- Pagination: 137 p.
- TRT Terms: Data collection; Field tests; Grade crossing protection systems; Highway safety; Highway traffic control; Highways; Intersections; Measures of effectiveness; Project management; Railroad grade crossings; Railroads; Rural areas; Safety; Traffic control; Traffic safety; Traffic signs; Warning signs; Warning systems
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness
- Old TRIS Terms: Grade crossing protection; Visual warning systems
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00153966
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-FHWA-76-1 Intrm Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM