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Keywords: CTIL; CTILWEB; Human Error; Situational Awareness; Distraction; Attention;
Abstract: Accidents in commuter rail operations point to the need for better understanding of the contributory role of operator distraction in rail safety. This presentation discusses need...
Keywords: CTIL; CTILWEB; Safety; Research; Automation; Human-in-the-loop Testing; Human Factors Research; Human-computer interaction
Abstract: The paper describes a new human factors research capability for the US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)—The Cab Technology Integration Laboratory (CTIL). The FRA sponsored...
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...