Keywords: Crashworthiness, cab console, secondary impact protection, airbags, energy absorption, crushable knee bolster, quasi-static testing, crash energy management, injury indices, finite element analysis
Abstract: The objective of this project was to develop and analyze a passive system to protect a cab car engineer from secondary impact injuries that might be experienced due to impact with...
Keywords: CTILWEB, Cab Technology Integration Laboratory (CTIL), pilot experiment, moving map display, operator performance, safety, technology
Abstract: A human performance study was conducted at the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) using a locomotive research simulator—the Cab Technology...
Abstract: FRA is issuing Safety Advisory 2013–02 to alert railroads and other industry members about low-speed, wheel-climb derailments of certain passenger equipment designs having ‘‘stiff...
Keywords: Job analysis, job tasks, training assessment, freight conductor, safety-sensitive positions, knowledge, skills, abilities
Abstract: This document describes the results from a job analysis that was conducted for the position of Freight Conductor. Key aspects of the position were identified, including main tasks...
Notice of Intent To Grant Buy America Waiver to Illinois Department of Transportation To Use Three Non-Domestic Component Parts, in the Incremental Train Control System