SUMMARY OF RAILROAD-HIGHWAY GRADE CROSSING RESEARCH ACTIVITY

This circular presents information on research underway, recently completed research and planned research. Reports on completed research projects are available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) and include among others, studies on the effectiveness of automatic protection at grade crossings, driver reaction to warning devices, state programs, in-vehicle warning systems, railroad-highway vehicular movement warning devices, enhancement of visual conspicuity of trains, stand-by power systems, etc. Research is currently underway in the areas of stop signs, active warning devices, grade crossing illumination, inventory/accident data analysis, institutional constraints, locomotive conspicuity, and the effectiveness of improvements. Research is planned on constant warning time devices, off-track train detection, and active advance warning signals.

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  • Accession Number: 00172428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM