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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...
Highway Rail-Grade Crossing Safety Research: Railroad Infrastructure Trespassing Detection Systems Research
Keywords: Right of way, Trespass detection, deterrent system, Railroad bridge, Security system, Motion detectors, Infrared illuminators, central processing units
Abstract: Researchers evaluated a prototype video-based trespassing prevention system that used an attendant to warn trespassers in real time and to contact police if necessary.
Researchers evaluated a prototype video-based trespassing prevention system that used an attendant to warn trespassers in real time and to contact police if necessary.
Keywords: Wayside Detection, Defect and Condition Monitoring, national Database, Safety Enhancements, Preventive adn Predictive Maintenance
Abstract: TTCI via the FRA was tasked by the Congress of the United States to demonstrate the feasibility of using and linking defect detector systems across North America to develop a...
Initial Assessment of the Technical Feasibility and Potential Cost Savings of a Lower-cost Positive Train Control Activated Crossing
Keywords: Highway-Rail Intersection (HRI), North American Joint Positive Train Control (NAJPTC), Advanced Crossing Activation Capability
Abstract: The overall objective of this project was to improve safety at the HRIs. The approach used to achieve the objective was to (1) increase the proliferation of constant warning time...
Keywords: Crashworthiness, Anticlimbing, Collisions, Passenger rail vehicles, Freight locomotives
Abstract: This study addressed the feasibility of incorporating complete anticlimbing systems into both passenger and freight locomotives. Complete systems include pushback couplers,...