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
Keywords: Railroad Safety Board
Abstract: This Order delegates decisional powers and describes internal agency procedures with respect to disposition of waivers, exemptions, block signal applications, and other special...
The Impact of Safety Rules Revisions on Safety Culture, Incident Rates, and Liability Claims in the U.S. Railroad Industry
Keywords: Railroad safety culture, safety rules revision, safety rules consolidation, compliance, FELA, Federal Employer’s Liability Act, incident rates, liability claims, lessons-learned
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 "...
Reports to Congress
Department of Transportation Systems Safety Plan for Improving the Management of Railroad Safety Programs
Keywords: Inspections, Training, Regulations and Enforcement, Railroad Safety
Abstract: [From the Executive Summary] This report has been prepared by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) which has responsibility for railroad safety laws within the Department of...