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Slab Track at Facility for Accelerated Service Testing: Performance and Serviceability
Keywords: Slab track, track geometry, instrumented wheelsets, heavy axle load, HAL
Abstract: The Transportation Technology Center, Inc., with funding by the Portland Cement Association and the Federal Railroad Administration, documented the available records associated...
Autonomous Track Geometry Measurement System: Technical Development & Short Line Demonstration
Keywords: Track geometry inspection, autonomous, unmanned, ATGMS, autonomous track geometry measurement systems, track assessment
Abstract: What is Autonomous Inspection: The process of inspecting the track from revenue service trains using unattended instrumentation with minimal direct involvement. Autonomous...
What is Autonomous Inspection: The process of inspecting the track from revenue service trains using unattended instrumentation with minimal direct involvement. Autonomous...
Coordinating with Railroads and Utilities
Keywords: utilities, safety, agreements, right-of-way
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration hosted the fourth annual FRA Rail Program Delivery Meeting - a 1.5-day conference for grantees, railroad representatives, federal oversight...
Recognition of Rail Car Retroreflective Patterns for Improving Nighttime Conspicuity
Keywords: Conspicuity, freight car, highway-railroad grade crossing, pattern recognition, recognition, reflectorization, retroreflective material, safety, signal detection theory, visibility, warning device
Abstract: Researchers evaluated whether train-mounted reflector pattern designs help nighttime drivers recognize and avoid hitting trains at grade crossings.
Researchers evaluated whether train-mounted reflector pattern designs help nighttime drivers recognize and avoid hitting trains at grade crossings.
Reports to Congress
2015 Federal Railroad Administration Report to Congress on Actions Taken to Implement Unmet Statutory Mandates and Address Open Recommendations by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General Regardin
Keywords: PTC, Positive Train Control, Amtrak 188, Rail Safety, derailments, NTSB, National Transportation Safety Board, recommendations
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are providing this status update on railroads’ Positive Train Control (PTC)...