This study reflects UMTA's continuing efforts to ensure the safety of the nation's rail transit systems, and to be responsive to the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) concerns about the use of radio communications in rail transit operations. The study addressed the NTSB recommendations to UMTA requiring operable radios for revenue service trains (R-86-39), and development of a Uniform Code of Operating Rules and Procedures for use by the rail rapid transit industry (R-86-40). The objective of the study was to provide UMTA with insight into current practices regarding NTSB recommendations, determine potential needs, and identify possible actions that UMTA might initiate in response to such needs. Volume 2 documents the 19 rail transit authorities' responses to the Volume 1 report that was distributed to them for information and review of the current status and needs of the operations radio systems used for each independent rail transit system they operate. Volume 2 documents the 19 rail transit authorities' responses in terms of the adequacy of present radio communications to safely support rail transit operations and a description of any existing plans for revisions to their radio systems; comments on NTSB recommendations R-86-39 and R-86-40; and comments on the findings and conclusions in Volume 1: A Review of Existing Practices. This report provides a listing of participants, a copy of UMTA's letter of solicitation, a table of rail transit radio survey topics, and the basic transit authority responses in their original form.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Thompson, R E
    • Kangas, R
  • Publication Date: 1989-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 150 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00492332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0190-89-3
  • Contract Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0190
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM