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Keywords: Railroads, highway-rail, grade crossing, research needs, rail safety, rail research
Abstract: At this workshop, subject-matter experts shared best practices, identified research needs and discussed new strategies for reducing grade crossing incidents and fatalities.
Keywords: Slab track, track geometry, instrumented wheelsets, heavy axle load, HAL
Abstract: The Transportation Technology Center, Inc., with funding by the Portland Cement Association and the Federal Railroad Administration, documented the available records associated...
Keywords: Conspicuity, freight car, highway-railroad grade crossing, pattern recognition, recognition, reflectorization, retroreflective material, safety, signal detection theory, visibility, warning device
Abstract: Researchers evaluated whether train-mounted reflector pattern designs help nighttime drivers recognize and avoid hitting trains at grade crossings.
Researchers evaluated whether train-mounted reflector pattern designs help nighttime drivers recognize and avoid hitting trains at grade crossings.
Reports to Congress
2015 Federal Railroad Administration Report to Congress on Actions Taken to Implement Unmet Statutory Mandates and Address Open Recommendations by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General Regardin
Keywords: PTC, Positive Train Control, Amtrak 188, Rail Safety, derailments, NTSB, National Transportation Safety Board, recommendations
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are providing this status update on railroads’ Positive Train Control (PTC)...