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Keywords: safety, personal electronic devices, distraction, electronic device distraction, cell phones, secondary task, railroad employees, safety-critical railroad employees
Abstract: This report describes two studies sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration that examined distraction from personal electronic device (PED) usage among safety-critical...
Start Time Variability and Predictability in Railroad Train and Engine Freight and Passenger Service Employees
Keywords: Work schedules, start time variability, fatigue, train and engine service, accident probability, FAST
Abstract: Start time variability in work schedules is often hypothesized to be a cause of railroad employee fatigue because unpredictable work start times prevent employees from planning...
Keywords: Characterization of Locomotive Engineer Schedules; work
Keywords: Wheel temperature detector, ineffective brake, air cut out, bad order, cold wheel
Abstract: In support of the FRA Energy, Environment, and Engine (E3) program, this study reviews and evaluates technology development opportunities, equipment upgrades, and best practices (...
Development of an Operationally Efficient PTC Braking Enforcement Algorithm for Freight Trains: Appendices F
Keywords: Braking algorithm, enforcement algorithm, positive train control, PTC, train control, simulation, Monte Carlo simulation, adaptive enforcement algorithm, emergency brake backup