INTELLIGENT GRADE CROSSINGS USING ITS TO ENHANCE SAFETY AT THE HIGHWAY-RAIL INTERFACE

Every year, hundreds of people are killed or injured at grade crossing accidents in the United States. ALSTOM Signaling has been engaged in a research and development project to combine Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies with advances in train control technologies such as Positive Train Control (PTC) to make grade crossings safer. The paper explains the reasons and benefits of the functions of the system to the driving public, as well as to the railroad operator. Also addressed are the anticipated safety benefits provided by the system. The system's architecture, its conformance with the national ITS architecture, information of preliminary testing results, and project status are also presented.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 21-27
  • Monograph Title: RAIL TRANSIT CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00794398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2000 12:00AM