Kari Gonzales, President, TTCI

Gonzales Appointed TTCI’s Next President

Kari Gonzales is the new leader of Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI); the Board of Directors selected her following nearly three months of service as acting President.

This methodology turns HI data (as plotted) into actionable control limits as shown in the table (inset).

Deterministically Setting Hunting Speed Restrictions

RAILWAY AGE, SEPTEMBER 2021 ISSUE: TTCI has developed a new method for railroads to optimize hunting speed restrictions. This method uses truck hunting detector (THD) data to assess hunting risks objectively and uniformly, and applies speed restrictions deterministically.

Swisspod will build and test a full-scale capsule and operational infrastructure for its hyperloop cargo transport system (rendering above) at a new Pueblo, Colo., facility.

Swisspod, TTCI Team on Hyperloop Testing

Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) is providing engineering insight and operational and test plan support for Swisspod’s hyperloop technology, which will be tested and validated at a new Pueblo, Colo., facility.

More than 50 miles of railroad track and specialized laboratories for testing locomotives, vehicles, track components and signaling devices comprise the FRA Transportation Technology Center facilities, where TTCI is headquartered. (Photo by William C. Vantuono)

Cummings Elevated to AVP at TTCI

The Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) has promoted Scott Cummings to Assistant Vice President-Research and Innovation.

Bennett, Lippy join TTCI

Jeffrey Bennett and Josh Lippy have joined Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) as Director of Business Development – Passenger and Emerging Technologies and Director of Business Development – North American Freight Railroads, respectively.

Pictured: RBL, Inc./Robolube’s R2K system with the above-ground supply lines option.

More Than Just Grease

RAILWAY AGE, JULY 2021 ISSUE: Today’s suppliers are not only providing lubrication and friction management systems that significantly reduce rail wear and fuel expenses, but also developing all-weather products and remote monitoring capabilities that lower the railroads’ cost of ownership—and maximize performance.

Lisa Stabler, outgoing President, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

TTCI’s Stabler Stepping Down

Transportation Technology Center, Inc., President Lisa Stabler has announced her retirement, after more than a decade of service at the wholly owned Association of American Railroads (AAR) subsidiary.

More than 50 miles of railroad track and specialized laboratories for testing locomotives, vehicles, track components and signaling devices comprise the FRA Transportation Technology Center facilities, where TTCI is headquartered. (Photo by William C. Vantuono)

TTC: 50 Years of ‘Safety Research and Innovation’

The Federal Railroad Administration’s Transportation Technology Center (TTC) has reached a service milestone: 50 years of railroad research, testing and training.

RCF tread surface damage on a wheel removed from a car with disabled brakes. (TTCI picture)

TTCI R&D: Effects of Braking on Wheels

RAILWAY AGE MAY 2021 ISSUE: As part of the Association of American Railroads’ (AAR) Strategic Research Initiatives program, Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) investigated the effects of tread braking on wheel wear and tread surface damage by monitoring the performance of three articulated five-unit well cars and five coal hopper cars with disabled brakes operating in otherwise normal revenue service conditions.

Karen Carriere as Executive Director of Technical Services, TTCI; Jim Raffa, head of market development, RBMN

High Profile: TTCI, Reading & Northern

The Transportation Technology Center, Inc., (TTCI) has appointed Karen Carriere as Executive Director of Technical Services; Reading & Northern (RBMN) welcomes back Jim Raffa, who will be charged with market development.

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