Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

638

Date

2012

Date of Award

7-16-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Civil Engineering

Concentration

Transportation Engineering

Committee Chair

Martin Lipinski

Committee Member

Mihalis M Golias

Committee Member

Stephanie Ivey

Abstract

The United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) provides funding to state DOTs to implement highway-rail grade crossing improvement programs. These programs are suspected to develop particular safety improvement actions in order to decrease the number of accidents at highway-rail grade crossings. The current work is directed to consider various hazard index/accident prediction methodologies, carefully investigate hazard index/accident prediction methods, applied by Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), develop a model to allocate available monetary resources for upgrades of highway-rail grade crossings in the State of Tennessee and maximize the total benefits in terms of accident and severity reduction. Two different approaches are proposed and a number of numerical experiments are presented to evaluate each approach.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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