This issue of the TR News highlights the benefits from research investments that anticipate and help meet the industry's needs. Research and demonstration projects on crash energy management; the design of tank cars to reduce the risk of transporting hazardous materials by rail; track support to improve track safety, efficiency, and the competitiveness of the industry; improvements in safety culture; reducing highway–rail grade crossing incidents; and positive train control are among the subjects covered by the issue.
The May-June 2013 issue of TR News includes the following articles:
Railroads and Research Sharing Track
Crash Energy Management: An Overview of Federal Railroad Administration Research
Cooperative Research in Tank Car Safety Design: How Science and Engineering Are Reducing the Risk of Rail Transport of Hazardous Materials
Gaining Track Support to Improve Track Safety, Efficiency, and the Competitiveness of the Rail Industry
Evaluations of Demonstration Pilots Produce Change: Fourteen Years of Safety-Culture Improvement Efforts by the Federal Railroad Administration
Developing and Implementing Positive Train Control at BNSF Railway
Point of View: Diverse Motivations Strengthen Rail Research
Research Pays Off: Improving Railroad Track Maintenance Scheduling with Operations Research Techniques
The TR News is TRB's bimonthly magazine featuring timely articles on innovative and state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation. It also includes brief news items of interest to the transportation community, research pays off articles
profiles of transportation professionals, workshop and conference announcements
, new book notices, and news of TRB activities. Submissions of manuscripts
for possible publication are accepted at any time.
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