• November 11th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center), under the direction of the DOT Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Office of Research, Development and Technology (RD&T), conducted a study to evaluate the effectiveness of engineering treatments to deter vehicles from turning onto a rail right-of-way (ROW) at highway-rail grade crossings. The goal of the treatments is to reduce the number of vehicles that mistakenly enter a ROW, thus reducing the possibility of an incident with a train.