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Cognitive and Collaborative Demands of Freight Conductor Activities: Results and Implications of a Cognitive Task Analysis
Keywords: Cognitive task analysis, CTA, freight rail, freight conductor, conductor training, Rail Safety Improvement Act, RSIA, positive train control, PTC, conductor certification
Abstract: This report presents the results of a cognitive task analysis (CTA) that examined the cognitive and collaborative demands placed on conductors, as well as the knowledge and skills...
Keywords: data integrity
Abstract: TEl Innovative Solutions (TEl) approached this research project as a two-part assignment. The first part was to determine what sources the FRA could use to validate the integrity...
Remote Control Locomotive Operations: Results of Focus Groups with Remote Control Operators in the United States and Canada
Keywords: portable locomotive control, railroad safety
Abstract: This report presents findings from focus groups with remote control operators (RCOs) in the United States and Canada. The purpose was to learn more about remote control locomotive...
Reports to Congress
Keywords: RCL safety report
Abstract: By letter dated September 2, 2003, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Committee) requested that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) conduct an...
Abstract: FRA has completed the RCL safety assessment and has concluded that RCL operations are no less safe than conventional operations. Based on the data collected from December 2003...