Rail Track Asset Management and Risk Management

The United States has the most extensive rail network in the world. Freight rail carries over 43% of ton-miles of goods and passenger rail transports millions of passengers annually. Track infrastructure is the most valuable asset to the rail industry. Also, track infrastructure quality is critical for rail safety and risk management. Despite billions of investment in track construction, inspection and maintenance, there is a lack of comprehensive, coherent framework for rail-oriented track asset management .This project will develop customized Concept of Operations (ConOps) of rail track asset management and risk management, built upon an understanding of existing practice, needs and gaps. The ConOps will be customized to a particular rail agency (PATH) . The anticipated outcomes of this research include: 1) a survey with PATH to understand track asset and risk management needs, existing practice and gaps; 2) development of a customized Concept of Operations (ConOps) for rail-specific track asset management, with a particular focus on safety, durability and resiliency; 3) identification of data needs and the roadmap to implement the ConOps in future practice.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $80000
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551847102

      CAIT-UTC-REG4

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

      Rutgers University
      100 Brett Road
      Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058

      Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

      225 Park Avenue South
      New York, NY  United States  10003
    • Project Managers:

      Szary, Patrick

      Chan, Leong

    • Performing Organizations:

      Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

      Rutgers University
      100 Brett Road
      Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
    • Principal Investigators:

      Bai, Yun

    • Start Date: 20180901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01680041
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847102, CAIT-UTC-REG4
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Aug 16 2018 11:16AM