Technical Reports

Intelligent Transportation Systems and their Implications for Railroads-Proceedings of A Joint FRA-ITS America Technical Symposium- Washington, DC- June 4 and 5, 1997

  • 01
  • Mar
  • 1998
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration; Anya A. Carroll
SUBJECT: Intelligent Railroad Systems
KEYWORDS: Highway- rail grade corssing, Intelligent Transportation systems, ITS technology, ITS Architecture, Highway-rail Intersection, Positive Train control, Differential global positioning system
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) convened a joint Technical Symposium on June 4 and 5, 1997 on the subject "Intelligent Transportation Sytems and Their Implications for Railroads. The symposium was held in conjuction with the ITS America Annual meeting in Washington, DC at the Sheraton Washington Hotel. The symposium addressed a number of issues of intereste to freight, intercity passenger, and commuter railroads, railroadsuppliers, states and ITS suppliers. Some of the issues addressed included the newly developed Highway-Rail Intersection (HRI) User Service #30 architecture for ITS applications, the future direction of communications based Positive Trail Control (PTC) and the plans for the implementation of the Nationwide DIfferential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) netwok to provide poistioning data for the pTC. This report encompasses teh proceedings to the Symposium.