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Keywords: Railroad, energy intensity, emissions, life cycle analysis, GREET®, greenhouse gases, regulated emissions, energy, air pollutant emissions, locomotive, diesel fuel, alternative fuel
Abstract: A tiered emission factors table was developed by Argonne National Laboratory to populate its Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET®) model...
Keywords: Biodiesel, engine components, fuel, elastomers, O-rings, 20 percent biodiesel, B20, 5 percent biodiesel, B5, durability, locomotive
Abstract: This report summarizes work performed by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI®) to investigate the durability of several locomotive engine components under various blends of...
Keywords: Hybrid locomotive, battery, lithium-on battery, advanced lithium-on battery technology
Abstract: Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) and Pennsylvania State University tested several different battery systems in hybrid locomotives. Advanced lithium-ion battery technology was...
Keywords: Metra, safety audit
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) conducted an intensive, focused safety assessment of the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation (Metra) after three...
Evaluation of Education and Outreach Methods and Strategies: A Case Study of a Web-Based Rail Safety Education Initiative
Keywords: Highway-rail grade crossing; education; outreach; program evaluation; safety; Evaluation of Education and Outreach Methods and Strategies: A Case Study of a Web-Based Rail Safety Education Initiative
Abstract: Researchers evaluated the impact of a web-based education program (ProDriver Challenge) on highway-rail grade crossing safety by examining user feedback.
Researchers evaluated the impact of a web-based education program (ProDriver Challenge) on highway-rail grade crossing safety by examining user feedback.