USA: The Federal Railroad Administration has published a number of technical reports and research results. The topics covered are:

  • Wireless Digital Train Line for Passenger Trains;
  • Validating a 70-Ton Higher Speed Freight Truck Design: Phase II;
  • Impact Test Data Analysis for Load Environment Characterization of Tank Car Stub Sill During Yard Operations;
  • Positive Train Location End-of-Train Final Report;
  • Railroad Wireless Communications Roadmap;
  • Laser Triangulation for Track Change & Defect Detection.

FRA is now seeking proposals for research in areas which would have a direct impact on the safety and efficiency of freight and passenger railway operations.