Other Reports

Recent Developments in Railroad Safety Research

  • 01
  • Jan
  • 1988
AUTHOR: Office of Research and Development, Federal Railroad Administration
SUBJECT: Safety Performance Measures
KEYWORDS: Railroad Technology, Railroad Research, R&D
ABSTRACT: [From the Preface] This report is a summary of the railroad safety research conducted over the seven-year period from 1981 through 1987. It does not include all of the research and development activities undertaken but rather is considered representative of the work done. Many projects were undertaken in conjunction with the railroad industry. In those cases where the Federal Railroad Administration's public safety responsibility required, the work was done independently. Organizations participating in cooperative research included: the Association of American Railroads, the Railway Progress Institute, the American Railway Engineering Association, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the United Transportation Union, individual railroads and their suppliers, and the Canadian Government and railroads.