Vecellio Joins TTCI

Shawn Vecellio has joined TTCI as Senior Assistant Vice President Operations & Safety. “His 26 years of experience in the rail industry provides a strong foundation to lead TTCI’s Operations and Safety teams,” TTCI said.

TTCI Setting Up New Pueblo Facility

Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), is establishing an independent training and on-track testing facility in Pueblo, Colo., the company says “is capable of meeting the needs of today’s rail industry and testing tomorrow’s transportation solutions.” Located south of TTCI’s existing USDOT-owned facility, it will be operational in 2022.

Foundational Innovations

RAILWAY AGE, OCTOBER 2021 ISSUE: Rail fastening system technology continues to evolve, delivering a tight hold and longer track life in heavy-haul freight, high-speed passenger rail and transit applications.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

TTCI R&D: Machine Learning for Machine Vision Systems

RAILWAY AGE, JULY 2021 ISSUE: Reliable, real-time monitoring of in-service railcar components will enhance the potential for maintenance planning.