Railroad Signage Ergonomics

The design of equipment and environments to fit human capabilities is an important element of improving safety in any industry. This project is currently examining the design of railroad wayside signage to determine the minimum requirements needed to ensure that signs can be read at normal operating speeds and environmental conditions, and to provide a higher degree of consistency in railroad signage such as is accomplished in highway signs by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $300000.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Raslear, Tom

  • Performing Organizations:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Start Date: 20061001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091001
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30768

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465232
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:57PM