An automated enforcement systems in California decreased highway-rail grade crossing violations by up to 92 percent.

June 1998
Los Angeles County ,California,United States

Summary Information

This is a synthesis report summarizing experiences with automated enforcement systems from locations in the United States and abroad. The report contains benefits data for systems enforcing red-light violations, speed limits, highway-rail grade crossing violations, and commercial vehicle safety violations.

Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Enforcement

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority has implemented automated enforcement of several grade crossings along a light-rail transit line. Violation rates at the enforced locations have decreased significantly, including a 92 percent reduction at the Compton Boulevard crossing.


Little information was provided in the synthesis regarding evaluation methodologies for the studies that determined the various benefits discussed.

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Overview of Automated Enforcement in Transportation

Published By: Institute of Transportation Engineers

Source Date: June 1998

Other Reference Number: Report No. IR-100



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railroad crossings, HRI, Highway Rail Intersections, grade crossing closure, railroad crossing, license plate reader, license plate recognition, LPR

Benefit ID: 2007-00340