Research Technologies For Uncontrolled Movements
Solicitation number T8080-230094
Closing date and time 2023/08/28 14:00 EDT
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Uncontrolled movements (UM) of railway equipment are a major safety hazard for crew members and the environment. Uncontrolled movements can be divided into three main categories – switching without air, loss of control, and inappropriate securement. The scope of this contract will focus primarily on uncontrolled movement in the rail yard – switching without air, specifically. Despite being a low-probability event, the consequences are severe, particularly if dangerous goods are involved. Although safety actions and efforts were implemented since the Lac-Mégantic accident, the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) expressed new concern due to an upward trend in occurrences since 2015.
There was a total of 78 occurrences of UM in 2019, an all-time high in the past decade. In attempt to reduce and mitigate the amount of UM occurrences, this study will evaluate human factors, technologies, and operational behaviors related to UM.
The estimated contract period will be 12 month(s), with a proposed start date of 2023/10/02.
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330 Sparks StreetOttawa, ON, K1A 0N5Canada
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- Jessica Hanschell
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