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Effect of an Active Another Train Coming Warning System on Pedestrian Behavior at a Highway-Rail Grade Crossing
Keywords: highway-rail, grade crossing, pedestrian behavior; second train, violations, enhancement, safety, Train Activations
Abstract: This study evaluated a technology that alerts pedestrians to the presence of a second train at grade crossings.
This study evaluated a technology that alerts pedestrians to the presence of a second train at grade crossings.
Keywords: Gate skirts, highway-rail, grade crossing, pedestrian behavior, pedestrian gates, violations, enhancement, safety, Train Activations
Abstract: This study evaluated the effect of gate skirts (barriers intended to block pedestrians from crossing under gates) in reducing the number of trespass violations.
This study evaluated the effect of gate skirts (barriers intended to block pedestrians from crossing under gates) in reducing the number of trespass violations.
The Impact of Participatory Safety Rules Revision on Incident Rates, Liability Claims, and Safety Culture in the U.S. Railroad Industry
Keywords: Railroad safety culture, safety rules revision, safety rules consolidation, compliance, Federal Employer’s Liability Act, FELA, incident rates, liability claims, lessons learned
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration Human Factors Research and Development Program sponsored a lessons learned study to examine the impact of safety rules revision on safety...
Keywords: Crashworthiness, Anticlimbing, Collisions, Passenger rail vehicles, Freight locomotives
Abstract: This study addressed the feasibility of incorporating complete anticlimbing systems into both passenger and freight locomotives. Complete systems include pushback couplers,...
Keywords: Derailment, Container dislodgement, Aerodynamic load, Double stack container, Pressure contours, Bi-level passenger rail car, High speed rail
Abstract: With the onset of high-speed train operations in the United States, a study was undertaken to determine the possible aerodynamic effects of these trains have on their surroundings...