Pedestrian Warning Devices
CTC’s Pedestrian Warning Devices improve pedestrian safety on or near highway-rail grade crossings. The Pedestrian Active Warning Sign uses cutting edge technology to determine multiple train approaches at busy or complex grade crossings with pedestrian traffic. Flashing lights interrupt pedestrian attention and an enunciated audible message reinforces train approach. Pedestrian warning devices are MUTCD compliant, and can be programmed in multiple languages.
CTC, Inc.’s x-TCM track circuit monitor is a device that enhances signal systems to ensure track circuit detection, especially during erratic shunting conditions. The x-TCM system interprets electronic coded track pulse timings and combines current amplitude measurements to determine the current status of a given track circuit. This information is reported to a Central Monitoring System (CMS) for trend analysis, report generation, and historical performance.
x-LinkTM H grade crossing video and data integrated recording system captures data from the railroad grade crossing warning system regarding warning system activation. x-LinkTM records the proper operation and sequencing of the traffic signal to verify that the track clearance interval operates as designed. The system can be connected to a vehicle detection system that can trigger a recording sequence to alert the responsible agency if a vehicle is stopped in the track area. This represents some of the latest technology and is currently being tested on a few railroads.
The x-Link™ R is a grade crossing video and data event recording and analyzing system that captures data from the railroad grade crossing warning system regarding warning system activation.
x-Link™ R records the proper operation and sequencing of the traffic signal to verify that the track clearance interval operates as designed. The system can be connected to a vehicle detection system that can trigger a recording sequence to alert the responsible agency if a vehicle is stopped in the track area. This represents some of the latest technology and is currently being tested on a few railroads.
x-Link™ is the only known AREMA compliant recorder analyzer system that is employs encrypted video files and analytical tools for determining the operation of grade crossings interconnected with traffic signals at nearby intersections. To learn more about x-Link™ R, call 817-886-8210.
Railroad Preemption System
CTC’s Railroad Preemption System, or x-RPSTM , is a unique railroad preemption system that improves grade crossing safety. The x-RPSTM is installed in the traffic signal control cabinet and coordinates the traffic lights with the rail grade crossing. When a train is approaching the crossing, the traffic lights transition to red allowing current traffic to safely clear the rail grade crossing and prevent additional traffic from approaching the crossing.
- Track clearance, maximum preemption, track clearance extension, and track clearance safe guard timers
- Programmable train simulator to perform system field tests
- Real time preemption status screen
- Dual watch dog timers with redundant failure mode hardware
- Event logging
- USB port for x-RPSTM Utility interface, printable data sheets and firmware updates
E-signs mitigate risk by providing greater visibility through patented BlinkerSign® technology. Flexible programming allows user to define operational mode. Easy installation and maintenance.
Wayside Horn System
The Wayside Horn system (WHS) is a critical traffic control device. Typically used in a quiet zone, the wayside horn system warns motorists by projecting sound down the roadway instead of down the track. The wayside supplements the audible warning provided by the train horn and is more effective in alerting motorists who may have their vehicle windows up, the entertainment system operating, or are distracted by their cell phone or smartphone.
CTC’s quiet zone experts have extensive knowledge in implementing a wayside horn system. For additional information on our quiet zone and wayside horn system expertise, click here.