American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) Employee On Duty (EOD) Safety Reports – January 2018
Keywords: Buy America MTA PTC Positive Train Control RRIF
Cognitive and Collaborative Demands of Freight Conductor Activities: Results and Implications of a Cognitive Task Analysis
Keywords: Cognitive task analysis, CTA, freight rail, freight conductor, conductor training, Rail Safety Improvement Act, RSIA, positive train control, PTC, conductor certification
Abstract: This report presents the results of a cognitive task analysis (CTA) that examined the cognitive and collaborative demands placed on conductors, as well as the knowledge and skills...
Keywords: Transverse cracks; ultrasonic guided waves; noncontact ultrasonic testing; laser ultrasonic; air-coupled sensors; finite element modeling; automatic defect classification
Abstract: The objectives of this project were (1) to improve the defect detection reliability and (2) to improve the inspection speed of conventional rail defect detection methods. The...
Keywords: Railroad grade crossing safety, Critical infrastructure protection, Signal technology, Physical security, Railroad police, high speed rail
Abstract: At this workshop, industry participants and stakeholders discussed requirements for intruder and obstacle detection systems for rail tracks and grade crossings.
At this workshop, industry participants and stakeholders discussed requirements for intruder and obstacle detection systems for rail tracks and grade crossings.