SPECIAL STUDY OF RAIL RAPID TRANSIT SAFETY

THE REPORT EXPLORES THE STATUS OF SAFETY OF RAIL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS, IDENTIFIES AREAS OF RISK, AND RECOMMENDS MEANS FOR IMPROVING SAFETY IN NEW AND EXISTING SYSTEMS. THE REPORT IS BASED ON THE EXPERIENCES, AND PRACTICES OF NEW AND OLD TRANSIT SYSTEMS LOCATED IN THE CHICAGO, NEW YORK AND PHILADELPHIA METROPOLITAN AREAS. THE SUBJECTS COVERED INCLUDE ACCIDENT REPORTING, ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, TRANSIT CAR DESIGN, SIGNAL SYSTEMS, VEHICULAR EXCURSION, JOINT CORRIDOR USAGE, FIXED PLANT DESIGN, MAINTENANCE PROCEDURESS , SAFETY EFFORTS, OPERATING RULES, EMPLOYEE TRAINING, RESEARCH, AND THE EXCHANGE OF DATA. THE ROLE OF THE URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION ADMINISTRATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SAFE TRANSIT SYSTEMS IS EXPLORED, AND THE USE OF SYSTEM SAFETY TECHNIQUES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SAFE RAIL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS IS URGED. SYSTEM SAFETY PLANS SUBMITTED BY APPLICANTS SHOULD BE ONE BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR OBTAINING FUNDING ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE ACT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No NtsB-RSS-71-1, 28 PP, 5 FIG, 1 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221439
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1971 12:00AM