+ CEO message + Standards Review and Development update +An Australian in New York – AI trial in New York +People Spotlight for RISSB's 20th Anniversary
The growing interest in driving improvements in rail interoperability is at the heart of what RISSB does, and what we have been doing for the last twenty years.
Governments, through the Infrastructure and Transport Ministers Meetings (ITMM), have identified four priority areas;
Alignment of Digital Train Control systems,
interoperability burden for our front-line operators,
Streamlining rolling stock approval processes,
Streamlining digital skills development.
This focus by governments is significant, and recognises that some assistance is required by industry on what have proven to be difficult issues.
This attention at senior government levels brings with it the opportunity to embrace this momentum and apply it to the many other interoperability and harmonisation challenges that our industry faces.
There might also be a view that mandating standards is the only pathway to improving interoperability! Our
industry’s co-regulatory model has served us well, it fosters innovation, and RISSB’s formal network of industry’s Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the technical and operating disciplines, provides the framework with rapid learnings from incidents and sharing best practices in safety, productivity and sustainability.
RISSB will shortly be sharing the outcomes of its recent strategy work, with a key element being more actively engaging the RISSB network of industry’s SMEs beyond just the production of Standards. This engagement will enhance rapid learning and sharing, and ensure we are maximising the opportunities of our co-regulatory environment.
Standards Review and Development update
RISSB continues to progress the reviews of existing Standards and creation of new products for the Australian rail industry. Below is a summary of just a few.
AS 7451 – Train Integrity is a new Standard that replaces the current AS 7503.6 Train Identification and Integrity.
AS 7503 – Rail Vehicle Identification and Markings is an update to the current Train Identification Standards and this single new product shall replace Standards AS 7503.1, AS 7503.2, AS 7503.3, and AS
AS 7739.2 - Digital Engineering for Fixed Rail Infrastructure Part 2 Technical Requirements is a new Standard that follows on from AS7739 Part 1: Concepts and Principles published in January 2023.
For all three products above, the Public Consultation phases have recentlyclosed and independent reviews completed. RISSB is now working through the Public Consultation comments and the independent review reports prior to finalising the Standards for standing committee endorsement. It is envisaged all three
products will be ready for publication to the RISSB website by the end of 2023.
TRAINING AND EVENTS
An Australian in New York – AI trial in New York
Join us for another RISSB MasterClass Webinar and hear from Dr. Aaron Wong, an Artificial Intelligence Engineering Manager, about the 4AI Systems, a division of the 4Tel Group, and its instrumental role in developing and implementing an Onboard Advanced Driver Advisory System.
Attend the webinar if you want
Learn about the development and implementation of the Onboard Advanced Driver Advisory System
Understand the role of data, artificial intelligence model generation to Australian rail
Learn about the potential for innovative AI-driven safety solutions.
When - Tuesday 7 November 2023 12 PM (AEST).
Register using the button below. We look forward to seeing you there!
PEOPLE SPOTLIGHT ON... RISSB's key contributors over the last 20 years
This year, RISSB is celebrating it's 20th year Anniversary! Our organisation was established in June 2003 as the 'Code Management Company', then from 2007 onwards, we were formally known as the Rail Industry Safety Standards Board (RISSB).
For the last 20 years, RISSB has been supported by, and worked with, some incredible people that have contributed greatly to our business. For the next few months, we will be recognising some of RISSB's key contributors, as they share their experiences working with RISSB.
Acting Chief Executive, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR)
"I have had extensive experience working with RISSB with whom I have had a strong working relationship with over the decade of ONRSR’s existence.
"I have worked side by side with RISSB on a number of significant projects and working groups, ensuring a healthy working relationship between RISSB and the national regulator."