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Abstract: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a final rule, launching the Risk Reduction Program (RRP) to support an increasing...
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a final rule, launching the Risk Reduction Program (RRP) to support an increasing...
Reports to Congress
Abstract: Trespassing on railroad property is the leading cause of all rail-related deaths in the United States. More people are struck and killed by trains each year while trespassing –...
Keywords: grade crossing, right-of-way incursion, rail, vehicle incursion, railroad safety
Abstract: Researchers evaluated whether high-visibility markings could deter vehicles from mistakenly turning onto the tracks at grade crossings.
Researchers evaluated whether high-visibility markings could deter vehicles from mistakenly turning onto the tracks at grade crossings.
Keywords: CTIL; CTILWEB; Hybrid Cognitive Task Analysis; Moving Map; iPad; Heads-up Display; HUD; Situation Awareness; Safety; Human-in-the-loop Testing; Passenger Rail Service; Head-up Display
Abstract: This report describes the development and evaluation of a prototype real-time moving map display to support engineer situation awareness and safety performance for future U.S....
Keywords: Transportation, safety, rail accident investigation, crashworthiness, structures and dynamics, Chatsworth collision, passenger train, locomotive
Abstract: On September 12, 2008, a passenger train and freight train collided head-on in the Chatsworth district of Los Angeles, CA. Each train was initially travelling at more than 40 mph...