Identification of Low-Risk Adjusted Work Schedules Designed to Manage Fatigue During Peak Service Demand Periods in the Shortline Railroad Industry, Year 1

Based on input from representatives of the Short Line Railroad Association (ASLRRA) it is apparent that there is an issue with the impact of the hours of Service rules as generated by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 that creates difficulty for short line railroad operators during peak harvest season. Since the service demands are very extreme it is difficult for crews to operate within the time constraints. Consequently, there is a need to address ways to assist operating crews in better managing the fatigue associated with long hours of work.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $250000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Office of Research, Development, and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Institute

    University of Denver
    Denver, CO  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sherry, Patrick

  • Start Date: 20130101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180924
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-409

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01484105
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC08
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2013 1:00AM