• Rail Network Trespass Statewide Severity Assessment and Predictive Modeling Technology Transfer: Phase I

    NCDOT Research Project Number: 2021-29

 Executive Summary

  • From 2017 to 2020, the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) has been engaged in research looking at rail network trespassing events in North Carolina. Events were captured at known hot spots for one-to-two weeks during each season of the year to help describe events by time-of-day, day-of-week, and seasonally. The objective of the presentation delivered under this implementation funding effort is to conduct outreach with community leaders to better relay rail safety issues around pedestrians in the rail right of way. Armed with this new information, it is our desire that community leaders, law enforcement, and NCDOT begin to take appropriate steps to keep pedestrians out of the path of trains, thus reversing the trend of pedestrian strikes.


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Christopher Cunningham
Christopher Cunningham
Roger Smock
Curtis T. Bradley
NC State University - ITRE

 Report Period

  • May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022


  • Complete


  • Planning, Policy, Programming and Multi-modal

 Sub Category

  • Passenger Rail

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