Visitors to downtown Houston, TX, have probably seen Houston METRO's "Red Line." It's a 7.5-mile stretch of light-rail transit (LRT) that links the Central Business District with Midtown, the Museum District, the Texas Medical Center and Reliant Park. What visitors might not have noticed is how some motorists seem to ignore vehicle-train safety. Since driver distraction and inattention seem to be contributing factors to the crashes, Houston METRO and the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) are evaluating technologies that could make those crossings safer. This is a three-year evaluation designed to test technologies that supplement standard traffic control devices at the LRT crossing. The goal is to reduce the kinds of driver behavior that may lead to crashes. Specifically regarding the encroachment issue, TTI evaluated the effectiveness of an illuminated stop bar, which is a line of red light-emitting diode lights placed in the pavement in front of the traditional white painted stop bar.