Safety Management

Grade Crossing Safety In Reserve

Research will be conducted on counter measures by incident and grade crossing type that have been implemented and successfully reduced crashes and incidents at grade crossings throughout the country. Working with the NJ TRANSIT Planning and Engineering Departments, a list and map of grade crossings that are used by NJ TRANSIT will be provided to support this work. Statistical and other safety data provided by NJ TRANSIT will be used to determine the number and type of crashes or incidents at each grade crossing in the last five years to help prioritize improvements. Using the research data, recommendations for countermeasures will be made for the top 20 grade crossings with the highest number of incidents. Concept plans and cost estimates will be prepared for each crossing.

Idea Submitted by Susan O'Donnell

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Idea Champion - Who at NJDOT, NJ Transit or NJ Motor Vehicle? (if known) Jim Merritts, NJT Acting Chief of Office of System Safety

Why is this a priority and what are the benefits for the State/County/City?

The safety of our customers and crews is a top priority at NJ TRANSIT. Identifying and prioritizing the grade crossings with the most crashes and developing concept plans for improvements that can be implemented will help improve safety and having concept plans will allow us to work jointly with roadway owners and communities to see that the improvements are implemented.

Archive: 2018 Ideas
Archive: 2018 Ideas
Idea No. 101