Illinois plan raises rail safety funds
- Level crossing changes. // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal;Nov2010, Vol. 40 Issue 11, p5
The article discusses the need for improvement in the legislative framework with regards to the utilization and management of railroad crossings to prevent and reduce the risk of train accidents in Great Britain.
- Rubber on the rails lessens hazards for motorists. // American City & County;Dec94, Vol. 109 Issue 13, p48
Features government steps being taken to improve railroad crossing safety in the United States. Closure of some grade crossings; Improvements in signals, gates and surfaces of remaining open crossings; Installation of rubber, pre-cast concrete or rubber-concrete materials; Funds provided for...
- `Friendly Mobile Barrier,' a pop-up railroad safety barrier... // Consumers' Research Magazine;Mar1994, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p41
Comments on an article in `The Washington Times,' which suggests that a pop-up safety barrier developed by Consolidated Launcher Technology could help prevent railroad crossing accidents. Statistics on deaths and injuries from railroad crossing accidents in 1992; Description of the barrier.
- `It's a war zone out there'. Vantuono, William C. // Railway Age;May95, Vol. 196 Issue 5, p43
Discusses efforts to prevent highway-rail crossing accidents. Documented cases of related mishaps; LIRR crossing improvement program; Objectives of the Department of Transportation's `Always Expect a Train' multimedia public service. INSETS: Grade crossing incidents: Who is responsible, and...
- High-tech, low-tech, no-tech. // Railway Age;Nov96, Vol. 197 Issue 11, p41
Focuses on safety equipment for grade crossings. Description of a number of systems under development; VEPAS (vehicle proximity alert system); Systems from Safetrans Systems; CYBERTRAX from General Railway Signal (GRS).
- Crisis at the crossing. Vantuono, William C. // Railway Age;Feb94, Vol. 195 Issue 2, p35
Reports on the truth on railroad crossing safety. Improvements in recent years; New rulemaking; Suppliers respond; Four-quadrant gates vs. channelized traffic; Motor vehicle detection; High speed and grade crossings; Train-to-motor vehicle communication. INSET: What does the Easterwood Case...
- Take Note. Hurst, Marianne // Education Week;10/17/2001, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p3
Reports the impact of the heightened security measures at United States-Canadian border crossings on students in Point Roberts, Washington. Time students need to wake up; Closure of Peace Arch Crossing Entry; Difficulty of going to school due to heavy traffic.
- High-tech at the crossing. Miller, Luther S. // Railway Age;Oct98, Vol. 199 Issue 10, p57
Focuses on the research and development efforts of the railroad industry to devise system that would increase crossing safety at railroad intersections. Illustration of the four-quadrant system that can warn approaching locomotives of crossing obstructions; Statistics on the number of railroad...
- Firm leaves no crossing alone. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;06/08/98, Vol. 240 Issue 23, p23
Focuses on the warning signs installed by CXS Transportation company on its grade level crossings across the United States. Completion date of the installment; Number of signs installed; Total job cost.