ENSURING RAILROAD TANK CAR SAFETY: RESULTS OF TRB STUDY

This article discusses the results of a Transportation Research Board (TRB) study as reported in TRB Special Report 243: "Ensuring Railroad Tank Car Safety". The report was prepared by TRB's Committee for the Study of the Railroad Tank Car Design Process. The committee concluded that new safety demands--resulting from changes in public safety expectations, the environment in which tank cars operate, and the types of materials shipped in tank cars--warrant further improvements in procedures for ensuring tank car safety. The following measures were recommended: Improve DOT and industry cooperation to identify critical safety needs and goals and take action to achieve them; Improve the implementation of industry design approval and certification functions and federal oversight procedures; and Strengthen the information and criteria used in assessing the safety performance of tank car design types and assigning materials to tank cars. Further information from the report is provided in this article.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 30-31
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 176
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675217
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1995 12:00AM