Warning Device for Rail Transit Personnel for Approaching Trains

This Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) project developed and tested a device to give early warning to rail transit personnel of an approaching train and to give early warning to the train operator that personnel are ahead on the tracks. This device can provide a reliable way of giving the track worker and train operator a warning in enough time to avoid potential accidents, injuries, or death. Pilot testing was conducted at the following transit agencies: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA), and the Maryland Transit Administration in Baltimore, Maryland. The information provided in this report will enable other rail rapid transit agencies the ability to consider using such devices.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 17p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01122987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Transit IDEA Project 55
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2009 3:11PM