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Keywords: LERT, QNA, crossing, training, video
Abstract: The Rail Safety Training Course for Law Enforcement is a video-based training for emergency dispatchers that teaches them how to safely respond to rail accidents.
The Rail Safety Training Course for Law Enforcement is a video-based training for emergency dispatchers that teaches them how to safely respond to rail accidents.
Keywords: Ballast behavior, discrete element modeling, DEM, Discrete Element Method, triaxial test, fouling, dynamic train loading, ballast degradation and image analysis
Abstract: An innovative integrated computational-experimental laboratory testing framework has been developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to evaluate clean and fouled...
Keywords: passenger trains; commuter rail; emergency evacuation; emergency egress; emergency exits; egress computer models; egress experiments; egress simulation; emergency evacuation simulation
Abstract: Under FRA sponsorship, a series of three experimental egress trials was conducted in 2005 and 2006 to obtain human factors data relating to the amount of time necessary for...
Passenger Train Emergency Systems: Development of Prototype railEXODUS Software for U.S. Passenger Rail Car Egress
Keywords: passenger trains, railroads, commuter rail, transportation, emergency evacuation, emergency egress, emergency exits, egress computer models, egress experiments, egress simulation, emergency evacuation simulation
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), is sponsoring a research program, which includes investigation of the applicability of...
Keywords: Egress computer models, egress simulations, emergency egress, emergency evacuation, emergency preparedness, exits, Federal Railroad Administration, passenger rail, passenger trains, railroads, transportation
Abstract: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations are intended to ensure the safe, timely, and effective evacuation of intercity and commuter rail passengers when necessary during...