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.
- Presented at the 1978 Joint ASME/IEEE/AAR Railroad Conference, April 11-13, 1978, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY United States 10016-5997
- Taylor, S F
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: p. 14-17
- TRT Terms: Automatic train control; Automatic train protection; Cab signals; Development; Electromagnetic interference; High speed rail; Inductive interference; Passenger trains; Questionnaires; Research; Safety; Standardization; Traffic signal control systems
- Identifier Terms: Amtrak
- Uncontrolled Terms: Research and development
- Old TRIS Terms: Signal systems
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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