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Keywords: Grade crossing, traffic control device, average annual daily traffic, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, vehicle miles traveled, freight train miles
Abstract: Researchers used both naturalistic driving and simulator data to evaluate driver behavior at grade crossings. Most drivers did not look for trains or prepare to stop regardless...
Researchers used both naturalistic driving and simulator data to evaluate driver behavior at grade crossings. Most drivers did not look for trains or prepare to stop regardless...
Keywords: Pedestrian gates, gate skirts, grade crossing, railroad safety
Abstract: Gate skirts installed at a grade crossing in New Jersey showed a positive pedestrian safety benefit.
Gate skirts installed at a grade crossing in New Jersey showed a positive pedestrian safety benefit.
Keywords: Highway-rail, grade crossing, humped crossing, photogrammetry, LiDAR
Abstract: This research focused on evaluating the applicability, limitation, and effectiveness of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or “drones”) for trespass remote detection systems...
Keywords: Positive Train Location, PTL, end-of-train device, ETD, End of Train, EOT, Head of Train, HOT, Positive Train Control, PTC, Global Navigation Satellite System, GNSS, Global Positioning System, GPS
Abstract: The overall goal of the Positive Train Location (PTL) end-of-train (EOT) project was to build on the successes of the PTL Phase II project and further refine the use cases,...
Keywords: Dense urban area, DUA, Differential Quadrature Phase Shift Keying, DQPSK, radio frequency, RF, interoperable train control, ITC, Positive Train Control, PTC, Hata Equation, quadrature amplitude modulation, QAM, wireless communications, application message
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sponsored a project conducted by Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) to analyze railroad wireless communication needs and...