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Policy and Guidance
Keywords: Benefit-Cost Analysis Guidance for Rail Projects
Abstract: This guidance document is intended to provide a consistent approach for completing a benefit-cost analysis (BCA) for passenger and freight rail project proposals. The systematic...
Keywords: Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System (ACSES), Interoperable-Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS), Interoperable Train Control (ITC), Positive Train Control (PTC)
Abstract: Final report for Positive Train Control (PTC) Desense Mitigation Test Research project includes description of Northeast Corridor (NEC) PTC deployments, PTC radio desense...
Keywords: Safety, Safety Advisories, Infrastructure
Abstract: On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) (Pub. L. 114-94). The FAST Act in section 11406(e), “Speed Limit...
Keywords: Dynamic load environment, special trackwork frog foundations, wheel-rail impact
Abstract: Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) conducted a series of tests, funded by the Federal Railroad Administration, which evaluated the potential beneficial effects of...
Full-Scale Tank Car Rollover Tests – Survivability of Top Fittings and Top Fittings Protective Structures
Keywords: Full-scale testing, fittings, protection, rollover, tank car, tank car safety, bowl, sleeve, skid
Abstract: Full-scale rollover crash tests were performed on three non-pressure tank carbodies to validate previous analytical work and determine the effectiveness of two different types of...