IN-VEHICLE SIGNING SYSTEM FOR SCHOOL BUSES AT RAILROAD-HIGHWAY GRADE CROSSINGS

This paper presents the test objectives and preliminary results of a field test now underway to evaluate in-vehicle signing systems installed in 29 school buses in Glencoe, Minnesota. The system will provide advanced warning to school bus drivers notifying them of the proximity to and presence of trains at five at-grade signalized railroad intersections. The system developed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, 3M and Dynamic Vehicle Safety Systems utilizes the train detection technologies already in place and communicates the information to the approaching buses. This warning system will provide accurate and timely information to drivers, improving safety at grade crossings. For the covering abstract see IRRD E102946.

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  • Accession Number: 00781264
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 89-950073-2-X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 7 2000 12:00AM