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Reports to Congress
2014 FRA Report to Congress on Actions Taken to Implement Unmet Statutory Mandates and Address Open Recommendations by the NTSB and DOT's Inspector General Regarding Railroad Safety
Keywords: Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing for Maintenance-of-Way Employees, Development and Use of Rail Safety Technology, Safe Rail Transport of Certain Radioactive Materials
Abstract: The RSIA introduced numerous mandates regarding railroad safety. Some of these mandates require action to be taken after the completion of this report, and FRA has not included in...
Keywords: Positive Train Control, Generalized Train Movement Simulator, I-ETMS, risk assessment, level splitting, engineering reliability metrics
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration funded the BNSF San Bernardino Case Study to verify its Generalized Train Movement Simulator (GTMS) risk assessment capabilities on a planned...
Keywords: Railroad trespass, trespass prevention, accident reduction, alternative safety measures, education and enforcement, highway-rail intersections, safety, video data, violation reduction
Abstract: Researchers implemented existing FRA and Transport Canada trespass prevention guidance citywide to demonstrate potential benefits and discuss lessons learned.
Researchers implemented existing FRA and Transport Canada trespass prevention guidance citywide to demonstrate potential benefits and discuss lessons learned.
Effect of Dynamic Envelope Pavement Markings on Vehicle Driver Behavior at a Highway-Rail Grade Crossing
Keywords: highway-rail, grade crossing, driver behavior, violations, enhancement, safety, signage, pavement markings, dynamic envelope
Abstract: This study evaluated new high-visibility markings and signage designed to deter drivers from stopping on or immediately next to the track at a grade crossing.
This study evaluated new high-visibility markings and signage designed to deter drivers from stopping on or immediately next to the track at a grade crossing.
Keywords: Railroad Safety Technology Grants
Abstract: The MCC PTC communication system contains three primary subsystems: 220 MHz radios, Messaging software, and Systems Management software. Integration testing of the communication...