Commentary

TTC’s Second Half-Century: An Expanded Role

A short drive east of Pueblo, Colo., north of the Arkansas River, flanked by the Sangre de Christo Mountains, and surrounded by shortgrass prairie, lies the Transportation Technology Center, the Federal Railroad

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. (Photo by William C. Vantuono)

For TTC, a New Grade Crossing Test Bed

A new grade crossing test bed to “evaluate and demonstrate emerging safety technologies” is in the planning stages at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Transportation Technology Center (TTC), according to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and ENSCO, Inc.

In April, operation and maintenance of the FRA Transportation Technology Center facilities began transitioning to ENSCO, Inc., which will be headed by Jeff Stevens (pictured) as of July 2. (Main photo by William C. Vantuono)

ENSCO Elevates Stevens to President

Jeff Stevens has been promoted to President of ENSCO, Inc., succeeding Boris Nejikovsky, who will retire after 30 years of service.

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 Management Begins Transition to ENSCO

Operation and maintenance of the Pueblo, Colo.-based Transportation Technology Center (TTC) began transitioning to ENSCO, Inc., this week, with completion slated for October.

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 Management to Begin Transition to Ensco on April 1

The Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) has rejected Ensco’s offer to keep the Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI) program at the Pueblo, Colo., facility.

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.

More than 48 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)

UPDATED: TTC Management Transitioning to ‘DOT-Wide’ Contract

Management of the Pueblo, Colo.-based Transportation Technology Center (TTC) will move to a new vendor as of October 2022.

Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) has been conducting a long-term high performance wheel (HPW) test since 2016 to evaluate 14 wheel steels from 11 manufacturers for improved life and damage resistance.

High-Performance Wheel Testing

Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) is evaluating state-of-the-art wheel steels for improved life and damage resistance.