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Human Capital Management
Abstract: FRA’s Strategic Plan for 2013 to 2016 recognizes that our employees are our most valuable resource. To give more detail to this recognition, FRA embarked on a strategic human...
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: Railroad Cost Conditions: Implications for Policy
Abstract: Several recent trends in regulatory policy and in the structure of the railroad industry have drawn a renewed interest in railroad regulation. These trends have included: (1)...
Keywords: Grain Railroad Marketing, Efficiency Analysis, Rail Operations
Abstract: The Staggers Act of 1980 legalized confidential rail/shipper transportation contracts. Their acceptance by railroads and shippers is best demonstrated by the exponential growth of...