LBL ROLE AND RECOMMENDATIONS WITH RESPECT TO PUC HEARINGS ON BART SAFETY APPLIANCES AND PROCEDURES

Methods are discussed for increasing the level of safety of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) by reducing the susceptibility of the BART system to human error. Recent incidents clearly demonstrated the vulnerability of operations carried on in the manual mode. The recommendations emphasize that: (1) the potential of the automatic systems be more fully used, particularly with respect to maintenance vehicle detection; (2) the safety regulations for manual operations be analyzed thoroughly; and (3) an intense task force be assigned to address high-priority problems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720
  • Authors:
    • Scalise, D T
    • Evans, D M
  • Publication Date: 1975-2-18

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1982 12:00AM