Wireless and Railroads: A Fresh Look

This article describes some of the findings from a Federal Rail Administration (FRA) study on the opportunities for using wireless technologies in freight and passenger railroads. The analysis consisted of interviews with top personnel at Amtrak as well as management at most of the Class I's to determine the amount of demand that exists for wireless systems. The technological hurdles to advancing the use of wireless in a significant degree are relatively low, the report concludes. Nine projects to watch are listed. They include Amtrak's Northeast Corridor's Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System, an electronic train management system being used by BNSF, and a number of positive train control (PTC) projects.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Illustrations; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 40-41
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01105511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2008 3:24PM