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Keywords: FRA, railroads, light rail, transit, trespass, right-of-way, quiet zone
Abstract: FRA sponsored a before-and-after research project looking at the risk of trespassing in quiet zones.
FRA sponsored a before-and-after research project looking at the risk of trespassing in quiet zones.
Keywords: Highway-rail, grade crossing, humped crossing, photogrammetry, LiDAR
Abstract: This research focused on evaluating the applicability, limitation, and effectiveness of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or “drones”) for trespass remote detection systems...
This research focused on evaluating the applicability, limitation, and effectiveness of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or “drones”) for trespass remote detection systems...
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...
The Impact of Participatory Safety Rules Revision on Incident Rates, Liability Claims, and Safety Culture in the U.S. Railroad Industry
Keywords: Railroad safety culture, safety rules revision, safety rules consolidation, compliance, Federal Employer’s Liability Act, FELA, incident rates, liability claims, lessons learned
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration Human Factors Research and Development Program sponsored a lessons learned study to examine the impact of safety rules revision on safety...
Keywords: Crashworthiness, Anticlimbing, Collisions, Passenger rail vehicles, Freight locomotives
Abstract: This study addressed the feasibility of incorporating complete anticlimbing systems into both passenger and freight locomotives. Complete systems include pushback couplers,...