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Technology at crossings

Sensors near crossings

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Sensors near railroad crossings to detect if vehicle is stopped on tracks to warn nearby trains to stop

Digital signs near railroad crossings to countdown arrival of trains to warn others of approaching train

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

DOT railroad,i.e. Amtrak, freight

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Initial Design - you are still exploring the idea and have not tested it with users

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

Inventor Carl B

Size of your team or organization

  • I am submitting as an individual

Funding Request

  • $100,000

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

Implementation starting in Pittsburgh assembly of team members to assist with project. Propose to State DOT officials for further funding

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

Presenting the idea to railroad officials and DOT officials


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Hi Carl - you need to update your idea post with more detail please - whatever you think the judges would need to know to take your idea seriously. The deadline for doing this is Next Wednesday at 4pm. Katie - Facilitator

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Update posted

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I would first of all seek investors and patent the idea.

Propose it to the DOT

Success would be measured on the amount of reduction of the number of tragedies

Funds would be used to patent the idea and promote it to investors and DOT officials and I would help negotiate its introduction to City officials

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