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Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has determined that there is a research need to collect and analyze statistical usage data to help ascertain the cumulative load-induced...
Keywords: Crashworthiness, workstation table, full-scale train-to-train test, crash energy management, crush zones, rail cars, occupant survivability, collision, injury, impacts
Abstract: This report describes results from the Option C component of a research program aimed at improving crashworthiness of passenger train workstation tables. Research conducted in the...
Policy and Guidance
Second Interim Statement of Agency Policy and Interpretation on the Hours of Service Laws as Amended in 2008
Keywords: Hours of Service, Interim Interpretations, Signal Employee Exclusivity, Consecutive Days Provision, Commingled Service
Abstract: Hours of Service; Operating Practices; Signal and Train Control
Keywords: Fatigue, work schedule, sleep pattern, sleep disorder, alertness, shiftwork, hours of service, split assignment, extra board
Abstract: This report draws on the results of several prior studies, all conducted with similar methodology, to characterize the prevalence of employee fatigue in the U.S. railroad industry...
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...