This report presents the findings of a research program designed to: a) evaluate current door observation practices and procedures and assess how they relate to transit property characteristics, such as facilities, vehicle configurations, and operating procedures; b) identify the range and scope of existing observation aids and assess their merits relative to their specific applications; c) identify promising observation technologies and define conceptual observation aids based on them; and d) develop guidelines for transit system use in the selection and implementation of observation aids for their specific application.This is because of their low procurement cost, ease of installation, and low life- cycle maintenance costs. ... In general, those properties employing mirrors made widespread and consistent use of them to enable operators to ... and the entire southern end of the line in Long Beach operate on city streets, sharing them with motor vehicles. ... Automatic train control is not feasible because of interaction of the trains with automobiles and trucks on the street-level portions of the right of way.
|Title||:||Aids for Rail Car Side-door Observation|
|Publisher||:||Transportation Research Board - 1995-01-01|