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Keywords: Ballast behavior, discrete element modeling, DEM, Discrete Element Method, triaxial test, fouling, dynamic train loading, ballast degradation and image analysis
Abstract: An innovative integrated computational-experimental laboratory testing framework has been developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to evaluate clean and fouled...
Policy and Guidance
Keywords: Territorial; Conductors; 49 CFR Part 242
Reports to Congress
2011 FRA Report to Congress on Actions Taken to Implement Unmet Statutory Mandates and Address Open Recommendations by the NTSB and the DOT Inspector General Regarding Safety
Abstract: The RSIA introduced numerous mandates regarding railroad safety. A number of these mandates require action to be taken after the completion of this report, and FRA has not...
Keywords: Passive Crossings, Model Legislation, Model State Legislation, Model Law, Sight Distance, Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), together with states, developed model state legislation for use in developing bills to improve safety at highway-rail grade crossings...