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...
Keywords: Crew resource management, CRM, railroad safety, situational awareness, organizational culture, teams, teaming, crew, training methods
Abstract: Crew Resource Management (CRM) is a human factors training process that has been employed in the commercial aviation industry for over 25 years. During that time period, CRM has...
Spatial Analysis of Childhood Leukemia in Relation to 25-Hz and 60-Hz Magnetic Fields Along the Washington-New Haven Rail Line
Keywords: Environmental Impact, Cancer, Northeast Corridor
Abstract: The failure to observe increased leukemia in laboratory animals with chronic exposures to a wide range of power frequency (50/60 Hz) magnetic field intensities contrasts with an...
Safety of High Speed Ground Transportation Systems - X2000 U.S. Demonstration Vehicle Dynamics Tests, Final Test Report
Keywords: Cant Deficiency, Tilt Train, Lateral Acceleration, Curving, Safety Regulations
Abstract: This report docunents the procedures, events, and results of vehicle dynamic tests carried out on the ASEA-Brown Boveri (ABB) X2000 tilt body trainset in the U.S. between October...