FRA RESEARCH FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A UNIVERSAL SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEM FOR U.S. RAILROADS--A PROGRESS REPORT

For the first time in 150 years of the U.S. Railroad Industry nationwide train operations are performed by one corporation: AMTRAK. The success of the system will depend on many factors which have not been previously considered. One is signaling and train control. FRA has initiated a study of new technology and standardization in this field. The assessment is the first step toward the development of a universal signal/train control system. It is intended that the system will strengthen the efficiency and competitive strength of intercity rail passenger service.

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  • Pagination: p. 14-17

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  • Accession Number: 00173792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 78CH1345-8 IA Tech Pap.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM