My most recent activities in the level crossing field have been:
||Member: Committee AHB60; Committee
on Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. Transportation Research Board of
the United States National Academies of Science (I am the only Australian
member) - 1999 to date.
||In January 2000, I was asked by
that Committee to explore the possibility of holding an international
scientific meeting on Railway Level Crossing Research and Safety in
Australia. Following discussions at Monash University, I invited Mr
Richard Mather of Salem, Oregon, USA (then Chair of the US Transportation
Research Board Committee AHB60) to act with me as the two co-conveners
of the Seventh International Symposium on Railroad-Highway Grade
Crossing Research and Safety. This was held at Monash University
in February 2002.
||Member: International Organising
Committee, Eighth International Symposium on Railroad-Highway Grade
Crossing Research and Safety, Sheffield, England - April 2004.
(I was the only Australian member of the International Organising
Invited Expert Witness: House of Representatives Standing Committee
on Transport and Regional Services, "Inquiry into some measures
proposed to improve train visibility and reduce level crossing accidents",
House of Representatives, Canberra, March 24, 2004.
At the time of writing, the Committee Report has been tabled in
the Parliament (Train illumination: Inquiry into some measures proposed
to improve train visibility and reduce level crossing accidents:
ISBN 1741 49489 3), and the Government response is awaited.
REPORT ON THE SAFETY OF RAILWAY LEVEL CROSSINGS - WHERE ROADS AND
RAILWAY LINES MEET AT SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME LEVEL
This report was recently completed by STAYSAFE
(a Joint Committee of the New South Wales Parliament) Chair: Paul
Gibson MP, ISBN 0 7313 5129.0, and was tabled in the Parliament
on Thursday, 21 October 2004. It contains more than a dozen references
to my publications.