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The Impact of Participatory Safety Rules Revision on Incident Rates, Liability Claims, and Safety Culture in the U.S. Railroad Industry
Keywords: Railroad safety culture, safety rules revision, safety rules consolidation, compliance, Federal Employer’s Liability Act, FELA, incident rates, liability claims, lessons learned
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration Human Factors Research and Development Program sponsored a lessons learned study to examine the impact of safety rules revision on safety...
Highway Rail-Grade Crossing Safety Research: Railroad Infrastructure Trespassing Detection Systems Research
Keywords: Right of way, Trespass detection, deterrent system, Railroad bridge, Security system, Motion detectors, Infrared illuminators, central processing units
Abstract: Researchers evaluated a prototype video-based trespassing prevention system that used an attendant to warn trespassers in real time and to contact police if necessary.
Researchers evaluated a prototype video-based trespassing prevention system that used an attendant to warn trespassers in real time and to contact police if necessary.
Keywords: Crashworthiness, Anticlimbing, Collisions, Passenger rail vehicles, Freight locomotives
Abstract: This study addressed the feasibility of incorporating complete anticlimbing systems into both passenger and freight locomotives. Complete systems include pushback couplers,...
Keywords: Passenger rail vehicles, Safety Assessment Methodology
Abstract: This report is a summary of all the work done by Foster-Miller on passenger rail vehicle dynamic safety under the contract awarded by the Federal Railroad Administration. The...
Keywords: Derailment, Container dislodgement, Aerodynamic load, Double stack container, Pressure contours, Bi-level passenger rail car, High speed rail
Abstract: With the onset of high-speed train operations in the United States, a study was undertaken to determine the possible aerodynamic effects of these trains have on their surroundings...