ITS ON THE LINE : TRAINS KILL MORE THAN 350 MOTORISTS EVERY YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION ARE USING ITS TO MAKE AT-GRADE RAIL-HIGHWAY CROSSINGS SAFER

This article describes intelligent transportation systems (ITS) applications to railroad transportation systems to create smart rail- highway crossings. It describes a system that uses both acoustic sensors and radar to detect oncoming trains and alerting traffic operations center. Combining quadrant gates and median barriers with system- failure notification technologies is also described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: November/December 1998
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, Steven T
  • Publication Date: 1998

Language

  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00777062
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1999 12:00AM