Accession Number : ADA302610

Title :   Assessment of the Benefits and Costs Associated with the Adoption of the Recommended Fire Safety Practices for Materials Selection.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 79-Feb 80,

Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Hathaway, William T. ; Flores, Arthur L.

PDF Url : ADA302610

Report Date : SEP 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : This report presents the results of an assessment of the benefits and costs associated with the adoption of Recommended Fire Safety Practices for Materials Selection for rapid rail transit and light rail transit vehicles. The potential benefits to accrue are identified and discussed.

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *RAIL TRANSPORTATION, *FIRE SAFETY, SPECIFICATIONS, MATERIALS, PANELS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, COST ESTIMATES, COSTS, CONSTRUCTION, WINDOWS, WALLS, VEHICLES, BENEFITS, SELECTION, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, FIRE RESISTANCE, SEATS, CEILING, MASS TRANSPORTATION, FIRE HAZARDS, FLOOR COVERINGS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE