Safety of highway-railroad grade crossings
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, National Technical Information [distributor in [Washington, DC], Springfield, VA .
Written in English


  • Railroads -- United States -- Crossings.,
  • Railroads -- United States -- Safety measures.

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Other titlesSafety of highway railroad grade crossings.
ContributionsUnited States. Federal Railroad Administration.
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Open LibraryOL15443759M

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In , Iowa's crossing warning identification system and signage at rail crossings were outdated, inconsistent and inadequate. Iowa's railroad system had been reduced and reorganized during the 's and many of the surviving railroad companies were unable to install new signs or devote staff to updating information. The preliminary engineering part of this project improved the information. The FHWA asked the States for information on the number and location of highway-railroad grade crossings with inadequate storage space —and on alternative crossings—as the first step in estimating the costs and benefits of the rule required by section Many State agencies, however, assumed that they were required to provide the information. The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) currently prioritizes highway-rail grade crossing safety improvement projects and funding through a benefit-cost analysis (BCA) methodology developed by department staff in The current evaluation methodology using the benefit-cost ratio includes highway and grade crossing characteristics, highway and train traffic, accident history. Seyfried, R.K., â Timing of Traffic Signal Preemption at Intersections near Highway-Railroad Grade Crossings,â presented at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Annual Meeting and Exhibit, Chicago, Ill.,

The process for improving safety and operations at highway-railroad grade crossings consists of the same three components and may be considered part of a state’s HSIP. FHWA policy and procedures for an HSIP are contained in the Federal-Aid Policy Guide (FAPG) Title 23—Code of Federal Regulations (and Non-regulatory Supplements). The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) address highway-rail grade crossing safety in Part and Part Part applies to drivers of all types of commercial motor vehicles. It was included in the very first FMCSRs, issued in Part applies to drivers required to hold a CDL. CDL drivers are held to standards that go. Strategic Highway Safety Plan. The Illinois' Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is a statewide data driven plan developed in partnership by the Department and key safety stakeholders and includes comprehensive and coordinated safety strategies involving Engineering, Education, Enforcement, and Emergency Medical Services with the goal to eliminate all fatal and serious injury crashes on all. Download PDF Crossing To Safety book full free. Crossing To Safety available for download and read online in other formats. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Railroads — Highway-railroad grade crossings. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Railroads of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.