Recommended Practice

Operator Protection Features for Rail Transit Vehicles


This Recommended Practice gives guidance to rail transit systems on vehicle features to consider to improve operator protection when procuring new rail transit vehicles.

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APTA RT-VIM-RP-025-15 10/30/2015 Published Current


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The safety of a rail transit operator and his or her ongoing ability to operate the vehicle are critical. The operator must be able to bring the vehicle safely to a stop after an incident, to remove the vehicle and its passengers from the immediate area of a threat, or to use the vehicle to support emergency response activities. This document describes features that should be considered for inclusion in the design of rail transit vehicles to provide protection for the operator.

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