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Hazards Associated with HSR Operations Adjacent to Conventional Tracks - Enhanced Literature Review Part I: Summary Report
Keywords: Shared corridor, high-speed rail, heavy axle load freight
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) set out to develop a guidance document which provides information on the design considerations and potential risk mitigations for high-...
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...
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...
Intelligent Transportation Systems and their Implications for Railroads-Proceedings of A Joint FRA-ITS America Technical Symposium- Washington, DC- June 4 and 5, 1997
Keywords: Highway- rail grade corssing, Intelligent Transportation systems, ITS technology, ITS Architecture, Highway-rail Intersection, Positive Train control, Differential global positioning system
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) convened a joint Technical Symposium on June 4 and 5, 1997 on the subject "...