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Mid-America Transportation Center

NDOR Safety Improvements at Highway-Railroad Crossing for Pedestrian and Bicyclists and Assessment of Long-Term Effects of Centerline Curbing

Final Report
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University

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska Department of Roads

Researchers

  • Principal Investigator: Aemal Khattak (akhattak2@unl.edu 402-472-8126)
  • Project Status
    Complete
  • Start Date: 7/1/2008
  • End Date: 6/30/2011
  • Sponsors & Partners
  • Nebraska Department of Roads
  • About this Project
    Abstract
    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.
    Total Project Cost
    $ 199,510