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Introduction to the New Highway-Rail Crossing Handbook, 3rd Edition

Webinar Description:
This webinar provides an overview of the content of the recently released Highway-Rail Crossing Handbook, 3rd Edition. The Handbook was developed by ITE under contract to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and covers all aspects of highway-rail crossing planning and design including the appropriate use of traffic control devices.

The webinar will provide will provide a brief overview of the key content of the Handbook including characteristics of the crossing environment and users and physical and operational changes that can be made at crossings to enhance the safety and operation of both highway and rail traffic. The following Handbook chapters will be discussed: Introduction & Glossary; Engineered Treatments; Treatment Selection Guidance; Project Implementation; Maintenance, Management, & Operations; and Special Topics. The Webinar will also include a synopsis of the ITE Recommended Practice Preemption of Traffic Signals Near Railroad Crossings that is currently under development and has been incorporated in part into the Handbook.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the structure and content of the newly released Highway-Rail Crossing Handbook, 3rd Edition with an emphasis on key content updates
  • Summarize a range of current practices for implementing safety engineering treatments for at-grade highway-rail crossings
  • Describe current issues and technological advances proposed for inclusion in ITE’s proposed recommended practice Preemption of Traffic Signals Near Railroad Crossings
  • Identify additional highway-rail grade crossing design resources, standards, guides and technical tools to improve safety and operation of highway rail-grade crossings

  • Brent Ogden, Regional Vice President, Transit | Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
  • Tom Lancaster, Principal | Lancaster Engineering
  • Jason Field, Grade Crossing Safety Program Manager | Moffatt & Nichol
  • Chelsey Cooper | Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

No Charge to Register for the webinar
Registration for webinar includes a live web event and an archived recording with access for 30 days to each registrant and a webinar evaluation that provides a certificate of participation only.

How to Earn PDH Credit:
If you would like PDH Credit for this webinar, there is a processing fee for each registrant of $15 members/ $25 non-members to receive 1.5 PDH credits certificate. 

Recordings are available for 30 days following the day of the live event for anyone who registers for the course. Additional attendees at one location are not eligible to earn PDH credit for viewing an archived recording.