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: 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...
Safety of High Speed Magnetic Levitation Transportation System: U.S. Maglev System Concept Definition (SDCs) - System Safety Review
Keywords: National Maglev Initiative, Passenger Trains, System Safety
Abstract: Magnetic levitation (maglev) technology has the potential to provide very high speed travel with the capacity and convenient access of conventional passenger railways, while...