SELECTIVE CROSSING CLOSURES - A NEGLECTED OPTION IN CROSSING SAFETY PROGRAMS
The cost of grade crossing warning devices and changes in urban traffic patterns make the closing of one or more adjacent crossings practical when a crossing is provided with automatic protection. In considering closure, it is necessary to make a thorough study of the public service provided by the facility which should include the general area served by the crossing; the role of the street in the traffic pattern of the area; growth trends in the affected area; availability of alternative routes along with origin-destination studies of traffic now using the crossing; through and switching moves of trains, including total blockage time; cost/benefit analysis of the crossing; and role of the crossing in serving emergency needs such as fire, police and ambulance use.
- This paper, presented at a 1976 Traffic Conference, was announced in Vol. 78, No. 660 (Nov.-Dec. 1976) of the AREA Bulletin, pp 245-246.
Oregon Public Utilities Commission12345 North Union
Portland, OR United States
- Astle, D J
- Publication Date: 1976
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Grade crossing protection systems; Railroad grade crossings; Safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Grade crossing elimination; Grade crossing protection
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00152460
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: AREA Bulletin
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM