January 2010 Posts

Estimating Train Arrival Times at Highway - Railroad Grade Crossing Using Multiple Sensors

January 17, 2010

/system/datas/34/original/railroad_crossing_2.png Safety should always be a concern when highway-railroad grade crossings (HRGCs) are near a signalized intersection due to the potential risk of accidents involving highway traffic and trains. Thus, traffic engineers are always seeking for better solutions to handle traffic in these locations.

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KAI Announces New CEO

January 14, 2010

KAI is pleased to announce that Senior Principal Engineer Mark Vandehey, PE, has been elected Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Directors. Mark began his role as CEO on January 1, 2010.

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Driver Safety in the News

January 13, 2010

In headlines this week, The Christian Science Monitor reported on the dangerous connection between cell phone use and driver awareness.

Cell phone distraction causes one in four US car crashes: The National Safety Council announced Tuesday its new findings that 1.6 million accidents a year are caused by cell phone use – a number that increases by more than a million earlier official estimates, and gives new fodder to a growing, nationwide anti-distracted driving movement.

For more information, read the full article from the Christian Science Monitor below.

[Christian Science Monitor via SafeTREC]

Submitted by Beth Wemple

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