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Innovative Computer Modeling Aids in Safety Decisions for Highway-Rail Grade Crossings

Posted: May 24, 2023

Crashes at highway-rail grade crossings (HRGCs) often result in severe injuries and fatalities. Researchers at North Dakota State University are developing an innovative computer modeling technique that can serve as an efficient decision-making system to predict crash occurrence and severity, identify contributing factors to crashes, quantify their effects, and evaluate proposed countermeasures. Results of their research are being disseminated by the USDOT to help local agencies conduct analyses for making decisions on how to improve safety at highway-rail grade crossings.

Pan Lu, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University

Safety Support System for Highway Rail Grade Crossings

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050