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Impact of Data Link Technology on Railroad Dispatching Operations U.S. Department of Transportation

Impact of Data Link Technology on Railroad Dispatching Operations

U.S. Department of Transportation

Published November 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781493650118
Paperback
78 pages
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The ability of dispatchers to communicate effectively with train crews and roadway workers impacts the safety and productivity of railroad operations. Voice radio channels have become increasingly congested as railroad traffic has increased andMoreThe ability of dispatchers to communicate effectively with train crews and roadway workers impacts the safety and productivity of railroad operations. Voice radio channels have become increasingly congested as railroad traffic has increased and operations centers become more centralized. Data link represents a potential solution to supplement voice radio. Data link communication differs from voice radio because the information is digitally coded and discretely addressed. Digital coding allows many new options in providing communications better tailored to employee needs.