The number one priority for transit and rail is the safety and security of its passenger and staff. And this is as true today as it was when the first steam trains trundled across a fledgling United States in the 19th century. What is different today however, is the wide variety of threats to safety and security on the US network, and the amount of opportunities that exist to avert such challenges.
These challenges come from in many forms; track and capacity management, operational issues, cybersecurity, hazardous cargoes, crime and terrorism. As do the solutions with advanced IT, new developments in traffic management,, the internet of things (IoT), updated legislation, shifting security techniques and smart CCTV amongst the ways of improving safety and security for passenger and staff on the US transit network.
The key themes and some of the contributors of this e-book are a key focus of SafeRail (incorporating the PTC World Congress) taking place in Washington D.C. on March 22-23rd 2016. This industry leading event focuses on ensuring safety, security and operational efficiency on North American rail. Is free for railroads, transit agencies and governments to attend and is the perfect showcase for companies working in this sector. It’s an event not to be missed, further details are found in the final chapter of this e-book.
Chapter 1: Railroads: Moving America Safely (Guest contribution from the AAR)
Chapter 2: “New efforts are essential…” rail, metro and the terrorist threat
Chapter 3: Interview: Valentin Scinteie, Transportation Business Development Manager at Kontron
Chapter 4: Terror train wreck threat from new rail signal system – security specialist.
Chapter 5: The Positive Train Control deadline extension: the industry verdict
Chapter 6: The NTSB’s Most Wanted List – a ‘road map from lessons learned to lives saved’ puts focus on rail technology.
Chapter 7: Greater accountability for transit police and passengers as use of body worn cameras increases
Chapter 8: SafeRail USA - Editor’s Preview.
Chapter 9: 2016 E-book Schedule.