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Outline of proposed Recommended Practice for Preemption of Traffic Signals Near Railroad Crossings

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  • Tom Lancaster, PE, PTOE | Founding Principal | Lancaster Engineering, Portland, Oregon, USA

    Tom has experience in working with railroad crossings at the state level and local level, and as a consulting engineer. He was involved in development of traffic signal preemption for the first light rail transit line in Portland, Oregon. Tom has participated in peer review of traffic signal preemption for transit systems in Portland, San Jose, and Denver. He has been a member of the Railroad/Light Rail Transit Technical Subcommittee of the National Committee of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for many years.

  • Karen Hankinson, P.E., T.E., | Vice President and Traffic Engineering Division Manager | RailPros

    As Vice President and Traffic Engineering Division Manager at RailPros, Karen Hankinson is a well-regarded industry expert on grade crossings and railroad preemption. As a licensed civil engineer in multiple states, her 23 years of experience include grade crossing consulting for Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway systemwide, interconnected grade crossing standards development and a wide variety of traffic engineering design and training support for public agencies.

  • Brent Ogden, P.E., PTOE | Regional Vice President, Transit | Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

    Brent is a professional civil engineer with more than 40 years of experience leading and participating in a wide variety of transportation projects ranging from preliminary feasibility studies to final design. He has special expertise in traffic engineering and in grade crossing safety for all modes of rail including commuter rail and conventional freight and passenger operations. He is currently serving as Technical Editor responsible for content for a new edition of the US Department of Transportation Grade Crossing Handbook under a joint FHWA/FRA effort being contracted through the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Since 2016 he has been a full voting member of the ITE Delegation to the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, where he develops recommended standards and guidance for traffic control devices at grade crossings as a member of the Railroad/LRT Technical Committee. Brent was the originator of the Los Angeles Metro Grade Crossings Policy and has accomplished Peer Reviews of grade crossings for Edmonton Transit, Denver Regional Transit, Houston Metro as well as served as an expert witness to Sound Transit and Portland Tri-Met for grade crossing safety.

  • Rick Campbell | President | CTC, Inc.

    Rick has over 48 years of experience in both railroad and highway traffic signaling. He is the chair of the Railroad and Light Rail Transit Technical Committee of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. He also serves as chair of AREMA Subcommittee 36-1 - Grade Crossing Warning System Controls. He is the recipient of the Operation Lifesaver Engineering Award and is the engineering member on the Operation Lifesaver National Advisory Council and Material Review Committee. Rick has been a Member of ITE for 31 years

June 25, 2019
Tue 3:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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