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Keywords: Ballast behavior, discrete element modeling, DEM, Discrete Element Method, triaxial test, fouling, dynamic train loading, ballast degradation and image analysis
Abstract: An innovative integrated computational-experimental laboratory testing framework has been developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to evaluate clean and fouled...
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.
Keywords: Evaluation, program evaluation, technology transfer, knowledge diffusion, evaluation capacity building
Abstract: The railroad industry's overall safety record has improved over the last decade and most safety trends are moving in the right direction. However, significant train accidents...