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Light Rail Vehicle Collisions with Vehicles at Signalized Intersections
Light Rail Vehicle Collisions with Vehicles at Signalized Intersections
Report Number: S-079
This report presents the mitigation methods tested and used by transit agencies to reduce collisions between light rail vehicles (LRVs) and motor vehicles where light rail transit (LRT) runs through or adjacent to highway intersections controlled by conventional traffic signals.  A particular focus is placed on collisions occurring between LRVs and vehicles making left-hand turns at these intersections.  This report offers success stories and specific actions to achieve positive results, as well as examples of unsuccessful actions.  The issues addressed include a range of LRT operations and environments such as median-running, side-running, contra-flow, and mixed-use LRT alignments; urban and suburban setting; and a variety of U.S. geographic regions.

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