Category Archives: Heavy Rail

Passenger Rail Equipment Qualification Database

Posted ago by zavacki

A passenger rail equipment qualification and acceptance database funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) was developed to house all past and present qualification and acceptance tests for new passenger vehicles. The database is available for the industry including transit …

TCRP Synthesis Report 127: Addressing Difficult Customer Situations

Posted ago by zavacki

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 127: Addressing Difficult Customer Situations considers issues surrounding difficult customers or passengers and the variety of circumstances that can arise when they utilize transit system facilities or vehicles. The report identifies current practices …

Remedial Actions to Prevent Suicides on Commuter and Metro Rail Systems

Posted ago by zavacki

The Mineta Transportation Institute has released a report that reviews efforts of commuter railroads to reduce or prevent suicide on railways and implement preventative activities affecting rail-related suicides. View Report

FTA Issues Safety Advisory to Collect Information on Stop Signal Overruns

Posted ago by zavacki

On April 7, 2016, FTA issued Safety Advisory 16-1 to collect information on the frequency of stop signal overruns in the rail transit industry and the actions being taken to address these occurrences.  FTA is aware of stop signal overrun …

Federal Transit Administration Announces Final Rule Strengthening State Safety Oversight of Rail Transit Systems

Posted ago by zavacki

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a final rule that significantly strengthens state safety oversight and enforcement authority to prevent and mitigate accidents and incidents on rail transit systems. “With the more rigorous and effective state …