STUDIES IN RAILROAD OPERATIONS AND ECONOMICS. VOLUME 12. PROCEDURES FOR IMPROVING RAILROAD RELIABILITY

The report defines an experimental procedure with which any railroad can start to improve reliability. The success of the test program implemented by the Southern Railway (See Volume 10) demonstrates that the procedure not only works, but offers potential operating and economic benefits to railroads that adopt it. In addition to describing the basic procedures, this report discusses data processing capabilities alternatives for improving reliability, and methods for evaluating these alternatives. The report closes with recommendations to the government and to the industry for improving railroad reliability.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 11, PB-244 128, and Volume 13, PB-244 130.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Transportation Systems Division
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Policy and Program Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Martland, C D
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MIT-R74-30 Final Rpt., FRA/RPD-75/1.11
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-10006
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM