The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s Rail Research group promotes and actively researches ways to enhance the safety of the nation’s railway system. Among their research disciplines include highway-rail grade crossings, hazardous materials, signal and train control, and operating practices.
Outreach and Technology Transfer
Safety being a key ingredient in research efforts, the Rail Research group hosts a biennial National Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Training Conference. This venue provides university-based researchers, industry professionals, federal and state department of transportation personnel, consultants, and vendors the opportunity to discuss current and future efforts to enhance safety for the public at highway-rail grade crossings. In addition, staff is involved with programs, such as Operation Lifesaver, to help educate the public about the dangers inherent at highway-rail crossings and trespassing along rail rights-of-way.
- Crew Resource Management (CRM) Training for the Railroad Industry
- Lack of Law Enforcement and Prosecution at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
- Identification of Priority Rail Projects
- Strategic Planning for Minimizing the Impact of the Railroad on Texas A&M University
- Assessing the Impact of Railroad Operations in the Houston East End
- Continued Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Law Enforcement and Judicial Training
For More InformationCurtis Morgan
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
1111 RELLIS Parkway
Bryan, TX 77807
(979) 317-2562 x42562