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Keywords: Ballast degradation, triaxial testing, ballast box, heavy axle load, HAL
Abstract: Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), in conjunction with Union Pacific Railroad (UP), investigated ballast...
Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), in conjunction with Union Pacific Railroad (UP), investigated ballast...
Keywords: 243, Training
Abstract: Compliance guide for 49 CFR 243 - Training, Qualification, and Oversight of Safety-Related Railroad Employees
Abstract: Internal training document for MP&E inspectors available to the industry.
Cognitive and Collaborative Demands of Freight Conductor Activities: Results and Implications of a Cognitive Task Analysis
Keywords: Cognitive task analysis, CTA, freight rail, freight conductor, conductor training, Rail Safety Improvement Act, RSIA, positive train control, PTC, conductor certification
Abstract: This report presents the results of a cognitive task analysis (CTA) that examined the cognitive and collaborative demands placed on conductors, as well as the knowledge and skills...
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...