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Project Title: Review of Department of Transportation Testing of Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brakes

PIN: TRB-SASP-16-01         

Major Unit:
Transportation Research Board

Sub Unit:
Studies and Special Programs Division

Wassel, Ray

Subject/Focus Area:
Transportation and Infrastructure

Review of Department of Transportation Testing of Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brakes
July 6, 2017 - July 7, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Amelia Mathis


Keck Center of the National Academies
500 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Room 208

Open Session July 6, 2017
10:45 AM (EDT) Opening remarks from committee chair and introduction of committee members
11:00 FRA presentation of testing and analysis results, findings, and conclusions
12:00 Lunch break
1:00 Committee discussion with FRA team
2:00 Stakeholder panelist comments on FRA’s analysis, results, and conclusions
3:00 Opportunity for public comment
4:00 End of open session

WebEx Session:
Open session 10:45AM – 4:00PM Thursday, July 6th, 2017.
To join the online meeting:
1. Go to

To join via teleconference:
Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-668-0721 (US)
Conference Code: 437 559 6398


Open Session July 7, 2017
A conference call with FRA representatives is tentatively scheduled for 10:00 to 10:30 AM in case the committee members have additional questions for FRA.

Tentative Conference call information:
Open session 10:00AM – 10:30AM on Friday July 7, 2017.
To join the call, please use the following information:
1. Dial the following number:
* Toll-Free Number (in USA): 866-528-2256
2. When prompted, enter the meeting access code: 4394245#

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Louis Lanzerotti
Mehdi Ahmadian
Marshall Beck
Philip Daum
Jenny Ferren
Roger McCarthy
Raúl Radovitzky
Patrick Student
Gerhard Thelen
Elton Toma

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Open session presentations
Development of committee's Phase 2 letter report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
- EOT and DP Emergency Transmission Field Test Plan, dated May 22, 2017
- ECP, EOT and DP Emergency Transmission Lab Test Plan, June 15, 2017
- FRA Test Rack Data Time Matrix, June 2017
- DOT Response to NAS Letter Report on Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brakes; Review of Test and Simulations, July 06, 2017
- Cars-Derailed-Punctured, from FRA on July 7, 2017
- FRA_Response _NAS_Report_BCP build-up_Chart, from FRA on July 7, 2017
- RA-16-05 CPR speed effects memo to AAR for NAS use October 2016, from AAR on July 7, 2017
- 2014 revised nprm comments, from AAR on July 7, 2017
- RA 05-02 Safety Performance of Tank Cars in Accidents, from AAR on July 7, 2017
- Suggested data for the NAS committee to request from the FRA and AAR/TTCI, email from Kevin Renze (NTSB) on July 7, 2017
- Response to Request from NAS-TRB Committee, email with attachment from Joseph Brosseau on July 7, 2017

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: July 13, 2017