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Keywords: Emergency warning, train horn, trespassers, music masking sounds, reaction time, acoustic warning device
Abstract: Acoustical warning devices are designed to warn trespassers of an approaching train. This study evaluated the urgency and detectibility of potential warning sounds.
Keywords: Passive Crossings, Model Legislation, Model State Legislation, Model Law, Sight Distance, Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), together with states, developed model state legislation for use in developing bills to improve safety at highway-rail grade crossings...
Keywords: noise exposure monitoring, load cell test stand
Abstract: This handbook is an update, restructuring and expansion of the 1982 document “Handbook for the Measurement, Analysis, and Abatement of Railroad Noise” originally developed by...
This handbook is an update, restructuring and expansion of the 1982 document “Handbook for the Measurement, Analysis, and Abatement of Railroad Noise” originally developed by...
Keywords: VPAS, Emergency Notification Systems, Warning Devices
Abstract: As part of FRA Task Order 114, the Association of American Railroads Transportation Technology Center, Pueblo, Colorado, completed testing of Vehicle Proximity Alert System (VPAS...
Keywords: Safety Assessment, Simplified Testing, In-Cab Sound Level
Abstract: The railroad industry, unlike most other U.S. industries, is not subject to the safety regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Instead, railroad workers...