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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • KOZIOL, J S
    • Mengert, P H
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 137 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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