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01.Airports: Performance, Risks, and Problems
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U.S. Railroads: Issues, Regulations and Safety
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Editors: Thomas L. Dupont
Book Description:
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is the federal agency primarily responsible for safety in the rail industry. FRA's safety programs were last authorized in 1994; their authorization expired in 1998. Most measures of rail safety have improved significantly since FRA's last authorization, including the number of grade crossing collisions and fatalities and the number of employee injuries and deaths. However, the improvements in safety measures have leveled off in recent years. Given significant projected continued increases in freight and passenger rail activity in the coming decade, there is concern that without additional efforts, some of the gain of the past decade may be lost. This book explores the issues, regulations and safety of U.S. railroads.(Imprint: Nova)

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Table of Contents:

Federal Railroad Safety Programs: Selected Issues in Proposed Reauthorization Legislation
(David Randall Peterman)pp.1-24

The Federal Role in Rail Transit Safety
(David Randall Peterman, William J. Mallett)pp.25-38

The Federal Railroad Administration's Train Horn Rule
(David Randall Peterman)pp.39-56

Rail Transit: Observations on FTA's State Safety Oversight Program and Potential Change in its Oversight Role
(David J. Wise, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, (GAO)pp.57-68

Commuter Rail: Many Factors Influence Liability and Indemnity Provisions, and Options Exist to Facilitate Negotiations

Surface Transportation Board Report to Congress Regarding the Uniform Rail Costing System
(Surface Transportation Board)pp.121-154

Railroad Retirement Board: Retirement, Survivor, Disability, Unemployment, and Sickness Benefits
(Alison M. Shelton)pp.155-164

Railroad Retirement Board: Trust Fund Investment Practices
(Kathleen Romig)pp.165-172

Use of the Railroad Retirement Board Occupational Disability Program across the Rail Industry

Railroad Retirement Board: Review of Commuter Railroad Occupational Disability Claims Reveals Potential Program Vulnerabilities

Chapter Sources pp.195-196

Index pp.197-202

      Transportation Infrastructure - Roads, Highways, Bridges, Airports and Mass Transit
      Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 202.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-502-3
   Status: AV
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