Safety, Service, and Sustainable Growth: Technology and People Working Together

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Office of Railroad Development plays a vital role in developing and testing new technology to advance science and engineering to improve technology for railroad safety. Some of FRA’s most important activities are the research, development, and test programs that have led to remarkable improvements in technology and safety. The issue at hand is the planning and execution of the next 5-year research, development, and demonstration plan. This paper reviews the following: highway-rail crossing safety; trespasser casualties; passenger safety; train accidents and employee casualties; human factors; track and structures; geospatial data communications spectrum issues; positive train control systems; rolling stock; and hazardous materials transportation.


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  • Accession Number: 01046033
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 9 2007 2:58PM