Working with the CTIL
CTIL is not exclusively for government use.
CTIL is a national resource for conducting human factors research in the railroad domain. This means that, in addition to FRA, the lab is available to:
- Railroad stakeholder organizations, E.g.,
- Railroad trade associations
- Railroad unions
- Railroad suppliers
- Display and control manufacturers
- Other government organizations with a rail-related interest
- Academic and industry researchers currently outside the railroad community that can leverage their expertise in human factors-related areas, to study human performance in support of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) goals of rail safety, security, and productivity. A sampling of the many areas where academic and industry researchers might leverage their expertise in the CTIL include:
- Interface design
All projects must be approved by FRA before CTIL facility time and CTIL staff support will be granted. However, projects do not have to be FRA-funded. Projects funded by non-FRA sources as well as projects without funding (e.g. some academic projects) are welcome.