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Underground Transportation Systems in Europe: Safety, Operations, and Emergency Response
     

Underground Transportation Systems in Europe: Safety, Operations, and Emergency Response

by U.S. Department of Transportation
 
The United States has limited guidelines, standards, and specifications related to safety, operations, and emergency response in underground transportation systems. The Federal Highway Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and National Cooperative HighwayResearch Program sponsored a scanning study of equipment, systems,

Overview

The United States has limited guidelines, standards, and specifications related to safety, operations, and emergency response in underground transportation systems. The Federal Highway Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and National Cooperative HighwayResearch Program sponsored a scanning study of equipment, systems, and procedures used in tunnels inAustria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland.
The scan team learned that Europeans are conducting research to develop innovative design and emergency management plans that consider how people react in tunnel emergencies. Because motorist behavior is unpredictable in tunnel incidents, Europeans make instructions for drivers, passengers, and tunnel operators as straightforward as possible to reduce required decisionmaking.
The team’s recommendations for U.S. implementation include conducting research on tunnel emergency management that includes human factors, developing tunnel design criteria that promote optimal driver performance during incidents, developing more effective visual, audible, and tactile signs for escape routes, and using a risk-management approach to tunnel safety inspection and maintenance.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149073122
Publisher:
ReadCycle
Publication date:
01/04/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB

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