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Keywords: Grade crossing, traffic control device, average annual daily traffic, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, vehicle miles traveled, freight train miles
Abstract: Researchers used both naturalistic driving and simulator data to evaluate driver behavior at grade crossings. Most drivers did not look for trains or prepare to stop regardless...
Keywords: Pedestrian gates, gate skirts, grade crossing, railroad safety
Abstract: Gate skirts installed at a grade crossing in New Jersey showed a positive pedestrian safety benefit.
Gate skirts installed at a grade crossing in New Jersey showed a positive pedestrian safety benefit.
Investigation of the Relationship between Crashworthiness Performance and Weight for High-Speed Train Operations in the U.S.
Keywords: High-speed train, crashworthiness, weight, seats, structural fire protection, energy absorber, occupant volume strength
Keywords: Locomotives, rail cars, override, collision, injury, impacts, testing, crash energy management, push-back coupler, anti-climber
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration and the Volpe Center continue to evaluate new technologies for increasing the safety of passengers and operators in rail equipment. In...
Keywords: Airbag, anthropomorphic test device, ATD, crash test dummy, crashworthiness, energy absorption, finite element analysis, FEA, injury indices, knee bolster, secondary impact protection, sled testing
Abstract: A modern freight locomotive designed to the specifications of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations § 229.207 and the Association of American Railroads’ S-580 can preserve the...