Principal Investigator: Aemal Khattak
Sponsors & Partners
Nebraska Department of Roads
The project is focused on improving safety of pedestrians and bicyclists at railroad-highway grade crossings as well as reviewing the long-term impact of centerline curbing at railroad crossings on motorists behavior. Nebraska has multiple rail corridors across the state with numerous at-grade railroad-highway crossings. Each at-grade crossing represents a potential conflict point among trains, vehicle drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. Safety at the grade-crossings is compromised when highway users resort to unsafe behaviors such as passing through a crossing with gates in down position, crossing between successive trains, climbing through stopped trains, etc.