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Keywords: Maintenance-of-Way Employee Safety System, MOWESS, North American railroad, maintenance-of-way, MOW, safety improvements
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) contracted Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) to develop a concept of operations (CONOPS) for a system capable of resolving...
Keywords: Maintenance-of-Way Employee Safety System, MOWESS, North American railroad, maintenance-of-way, MOW, safety improvements, worker protection
Abstract: Appendices A through C contains operational use cases, a preliminary hazard analysis, and the full suite of MOWESS applications detailed in the CONOPS.
Keywords: Characterization of Locomotive Engineer Schedules; work
Keywords: Recruitment, retention, attrition, railroad employee, workforce, staffing.
Abstract: This report presents findings of a study to better understand the challenges involved in recruiting and retaining qualified U.S. freight railroad employees to (1) replace the...
Keywords: Rail, Cracks, Fatigue Crack Propagation, Mechanical Properties, Fractography
Abstract: In order to establish safe inspection periods of railroad rails information on fatigue crack growth rates is required. These data should come from a sufficiently large sample of...