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Keywords: Oversight Policies, Economic Analysis, Cost/Benefit Analysis
Abstract: This study examines the cost conditions present in the Class I railroad industry. Recent mergers and merger proposals have brought forth questions regarding the desirability of...
Reports to Congress
Assessment of Micro-Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Utility in Railroad Applications : A Report to Congress
Abstract: At the direction of the U.S . Congress, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), with technical support from the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center),...
Keywords: Track Lateral Shift, Net Axle Force Ratio, Vehicle-Track Interaction, Track Residual Deflection, OMNISM
Abstract: This report describes analysis tools to predict shift under high-speed vehicle-track interaction. The analysis approach is based on two fundamental models developed (as part of...
Keywords: tank cars; damage assessment; guidelines
Keywords: North American Free Trade Agreement, Regulations Analysis, Joint Operations, Cross-Border Operations
Abstract: Following the coming into force of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in January, 1994, the Land Transportation Standards Subcommittee (LTSS) was established to...
Following the coming into force of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in January, 1994, the Land Transportation Standards Subcommittee (LTSS) was established to...