VHF COMMUNICATIONS USAGE BY U.S. RAILROADS

The document provides a comprehensive overview of radio communications and channel spectrum usage in the rail transportation industry. It reviews much of the data analyzed and methodologies/logic on which The Summary of Findings and Recommendations are based. Considerable focus is given to the growth of radio communication usage and associated safety and economic related achievements which resulted. Addressed are the impacts posed by a loss or reassignment of channel spectrum. The countermeasures available to preserve the achievements in safety and operating command control categories are also included in this research study effort. The need to document through research study the importance of radio communications usage so as to provide a more clear understanding throughout Federal/State governmental agencies, industry carriers, communications community and railroad labor organizations was a key motivation to pursue the effort. The critical concern of the FRA was to scope the safety and economic impacting value contribution.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of Telecommunications

    Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
    Boulder, CO  United States 

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Federal Assistance, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Morrison, E L
    • Grant, W B
    • Espeland, R H
    • Hemp, T H
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 274 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/RFA-78/02 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1979 12:00AM