Working to prevent deaths and injuries
at railroad crossings and along railways.
DuPage Railroad Safety Council Awards First-Ever “Rail Revolution Grant”
The DuPage Railroad Safety Council’s (DRSC) new Rail Revolution Grant is intended to support rail safety programs in the community. The DRSC, a nonprofit organization working to prevent deaths and injuries at railroad crossings and along railways, selected Kroy Railway Group because of their work predicting blockages at grade crossings and providing more efficient and dynamic routing applications for first responders.
DuPage Railroad Safety Council Goal:
The following conclusions can be derived from the 7-year 2012-2018 average railroad-related fatalities
Trespasser fatalities and suicides represent slightly less than three-quarters (45.5%+26.4%=71.9%) of the fatalities
Highway-rarilroad crossing fatalities represent slightly less than a quarter (24.1%) of the fatalities.
Highway-Railroad Grade Crossing Safety
You can stop a train with your cell phone. If your car is stopped on the tracks or you notice the gates are broken or malfunctioning (e.g., the gates are “pumping” up and down, some gates at the intersection are up and others are down, or have been down for 10 or 15...
If your car is on the tracks, and the highway-railroad signals activate or you see a train’s headlight, RRRUUUNN! But in which of the following direction would you run? Why? Hint: There is only one correct answer and it is not 1. Click "Read More" to find the...
Thursday, September 27, 2018
2301 York Road
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Data Informs Effective Trespass Prevention Strategies by Megan Perrero | Mar 23rd, 2021 | Mass Transit
photo: 101330427 | Iaroslava Iuzvikova and 204019597 | Benjamin Paquette | Dreamstime "The Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University, in collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT),...
FRA Creates Strategy to Prevent Railroad Trespassing & Fatalities By Tammy Waitt – February 24, 2019 | American Security Today
"The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), an agency within the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has issued the first National Strategy to Prevent Trespassing on Railroad Property to Congress."
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