Citations with the tag: TRANSPORTATION Technology Center Inc

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  • Coupler tolerances to tighten.
     // Trains; Jun2012, Vol. 72 Issue 6, p19 

    The article presents the findings related to the E-type coupler assemblies, studied by Transportation Technology Center Inc. in Pueblo, Colorado.

  • TTCI marks a year of progress.
    Vantuono, William C. // Railway Age; Jan99, Vol. 200 Issue 1, p59 

    Highlights the first year anniversary of Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) in January 1999. Comments from TTCI President Roy Allen; Performance of TTCI during the first full year; Information on the Fourth Annual AAR Research Review hosted by TTCI.

  • TTC organizes.
    Armstrong, Cassie // Colorado Business Magazine; Apr98, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p50 

    Announces that the Transportation Technology Center is incorporated to become The Transportation Technology Center Incorporated (TTCI) on January 1, 1998. Contract of TTCI with Federal Railroad Administration.

  • How to find a bad actor.
    Shust, William; Urban, Curt // Railway Age; Jan2000, Vol. 201 Issue 1, p69 

    Provides information on Truck Performance Research Consortium (TPRC) that directs Transportation Technology Center Inc. to find solutions that benefit North American rail transport. Overview of the consortium's development; Categories of undesired freight car performance; Significance of the...

  • Notice of interest to the industry.
    Shust, William; Urban, Curt // Railway Age; Aug98, Vol. 199 Issue 8, p74 

    Features the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) which was established by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Primary goal of the TTCI; Focus of the company's business policy.

  • Improved car design can increase route capacity.
    Guins, Tom // Railway Age; Jul99, Vol. 200 Issue 7, p44 

    Provides information on railroad car designs that can increase route capacity. Comparison of base cars with alternative cars; Description of the higher/wider gondola car design; Higher/wider and articulated hopper design; Role of the Transportation Technology Center Inc.

  • A better ride for bulk freight.
    Rownd, Ken; Iler, Darrell // Railway Age; Sep2000, Vol. 201 Issue 9, p105 

    Provides information on the advanced freight car truck program being conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI). Advantages of advanced railroad technology; Services addressed in the program; Information on base suspension design.

  • TTCI identifies benefits of ECP brake add-ons.
    Rownd, Ken; Iler, Darrell // Railway Age; Feb98, Vol. 199 Issue 2, p6 

    Reports that Transportation Technology Center Incorporated has came up with a $60 million dollars in perhaps-avoidable costs for its `problem size' quantification sampling exercise. Types of problems faced by the company.

  • Tougher turnout technology.
    Judge, Tom // Railway Age; Sep2002, Vol. 203 Issue 9, p87 

    Discusses the effort of suppliers and the Transportation Technology Center Inc. to look for materials and designs that will add years of life to railroad turnouts as of September 2002. Findings of a study that identified problems with turnout frog designs; Factors that contribute to the failure...

  • Heavy metal.
    Judge, Tom // Railway Age; Nov2008, Vol. 209 Issue 11, p33 

    The article focuses on a weld treatment study conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI). The study is focused on improving thermite weld performance through two vibration-based treatments. The first method uses a low-frequency vibration applied to the rail adjacent to a thermite...

  • Electro-pneumatic brakes.
    Carlson, Fred; Smith, Brian // Railway Age; Sep99, Vol. 200 Issue 9, p61 

    Reports on the performance-based specification for electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brake systems being developed by Association of American Railroads' subsidiary Transportation Technology Center Inc. Goal of the development; When the specification development for radio-based ECP...

  • Detecting failures before they occur.
    Lovette, Mike; Dembosky, Mark // Railway Age; Feb2000, Vol. 201 Issue 2, p56 

    Focuses on Integrated Railway Remote Information System (IRRIS), a Web-based remote vehicle health monitoring system being developed by Transportation Technology Center Inc. to avoid service interruptions. Functionality of the IRRIS system; Information on the Event Notification System;...

  • Heavy-haul hammer test.
    Judge, Tom // Railway Age; Apr2003, Vol. 204 Issue 4, p44 

    Reports on the collaboration of researchers at the Transportation Technology Center Inc. to conduct research on the wear and surface fatigue of rail steels handling high-tonnage freight cars. Factors that influence rail life; Goals of the research conducted at the University of Illinois on...

  • Good stability or good steering?
    Iler, Darrell; Walker, Russell // Railway Age; Apr2003, Vol. 204 Issue 4, p46 

    Focuses on the application of constant-contact side bearings for railroad trains. Track and modeling tests conducted by the Transportation Technology Center Inc.; Cars selected for both testing and modeling; Analysis of the test results.

  • Can diamonds be forever?
    Davis, David D.; Guillen, Don G.; Singh, Satya P.; Sasaoka, Charity D. // Railway Age; Aug2003, Vol. 204 Issue 8, p28 

    Focuses on the development of trackwork improvements for heavy haul service being conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc. as of August 2003. Impediment to the implementation of heavy axle load service and improvement of service reliability; Evaluation of the effects of flange bearing...

  • A new twist on bad actors.
    Tournay, Harry M.; Cummings, Scott; Lang, Ron // Railway Age; Feb2006, Vol. 207 Issue 2, p31 

    This article presents an update on analyses being conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc., through the AAR Strategic Research Initiatives program, on wayside detector data and teardown inspections in the North American railroad industry, as of February 2006. The results of teardowns...

  • A 'smart' FAST train.
    Smith, Brian // Railway Age; Apr2001, Vol. 202 Issue 4, p62 

    Reports on the demonstration program being conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc. at its Facility for Accelerated Service Testing in 2001. Features of the integrated technology display installed in the trains; Information on the communications and sensor equipment; Onboard...

  • First Oregon Talgo heads for testing.
    JOHNSTON, BOB // Trains; Feb2013, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p19 

    The article focuses on the testing and certification of Talgo Series 8 trainset by the Transportation Technology Center Inc. in Pueblo, Colorado. and BNSF Railway.

  • Testing Completed For Corrugated HDPE Pipe In Shallow Cover Railroad Apps.
    JOHNSTON, BOB // Underground Construction; May2010, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p6 

    The article reports on the completion of the testing for corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe by the Transportation Technology Center at the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing (FAST) in Pueblo, Colorado.

  • Trackwork that takes a pounding.
    Davis, David D.; Sawley, Kevin; Guillen, Don G. // Railway Age; Mar2001, Vol. 202 Issue 3, p48 

    Presents information on the high-stress bainitic steel for railroad tracks which was developed by Transportation Technology Center Inc. Research and tests to improve the performance of rail and frog steels; Advantages of bainitic steel in trackwork; Use of bainitic steel in several installations.

  • Next: Real-world testing.
    Welty, Gus // Railway Age; Feb98, Vol. 199 Issue 2, p35 

    Focuses on the three-piece truck, claimed as the successor to the `conventional' three-piece freight car truck. Developments on the three-piece truck at the Transportation Technology Center Incorporated (TTCI); Features of the three-piece truck; Actions taken by manufacturers in their attempt...

  • Asymmetric wheel flange wear: A new twist.
    Tournay, Harry // Railway Age; May2011, Vol. 212 Issue 5, p38 

    The article discusses the solution developed by researchers of the Association of American Railroads, Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) for asymmetric wheel flange wear (AWFW). The researchers determined that hopper cars and coal gondola are reporting an increased incidence of wheel...

  • Pueblo: Rail testing's ground zero.
    Kube, Kathi // Trains; Sep2007, Vol. 67 Issue 9, p18 

    The article offers information on the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI). The center was authorized by the High Speed Ground Transportation Act dated July 28, 1968. It opened in May 1971 primarily to test projects for the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration and Urban Mass...

  • TTCI goes global.
    Reinschmidt, Albert; Rajkumar, Britto; Irani, Firdausi // Railway Age; Mar2002, Vol. 203 Issue 3, p25 

    Focuses on the assistance provided by Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) to international customers in achieving performance and productivity goals. Partnership of TTCI with Brazil's Companhia Vale Do Rio Doce Carajas Railway to implement heavier axle loads; Role of TTCI engineers in...

  • Searching for safer tank cars.
    Stone, Dan; Garcia, Greg; Smith, Keith // Railway Age; Jun2000, Vol. 201 Issue 6, p58 

    Announces that the Transportation Technology Center Inc. have evaluated nondestructive techniques authorized for use by the Code of Federal Regulations in the baseline inspections of railroad tank cars. Overview of the evaluation process; Impact of the evaluation of nondestructive techniques...

  • NEWS.
    Stone, Dan; Garcia, Greg; Smith, Keith // Rail Business Intelligence; 1/13/2005, Issue 237, p2 

    Presents news briefs on the railroad industry in Great Britain as of January 13, 2005. Launch of a subsidiary company by the Transportation Technology Center Inc.; Cause of delays of trains in the East Coast Main Line in England; Merger of Fragonset Railways and Merlin Rail.

  • TTCI weighs in on TADS and TPDs.
    Hawthorne, Keith L // Railway Age; Apr2004, Vol. 205 Issue 4, p56 

    Refutes the commentaries of Tom Canter on trackside acoustic detector system (TADS) and truck performance detectors (TPD) of the Transportation Technology Center Inc., published in the February 2004 issue of the periodical "Railway Age." Accuracy of TADS; Failure of TADS to detect defects;...

  • Proactive and predictive.
    Kalay, Semih; Guins, Tom; French, Peter // Railway Age; Jan2009, Vol. 210 Issue 1, p66 

    The article focuses on the condition-based freight car maintenance strategies being implemented by North American railroads and car owners to ensure that adverse vehicle conditions are identified and rectified. The strategies were developed under the leadership of the Association of American...

  • Premium trucks: Real-world test results.
    Rownd, Ken; Iler, Darrell // Railway Age; Nov98, Vol. 199 Issue 11, p47 

    Presents information on the test conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc. in partnership with TTX Company to show how ride quality improvements can be made to existing multi-level railcars. Advantages of the improvements to autorack suspensions; Purpose of the Association of American...

  • Lubrication: How much is enough?
    Reiff, Richard P.; Gage, Scott // Railway Age; May99, Vol. 200 Issue 5, p59 

    States that lubrication practices used by railroad companies to reduce rail friction, save energy and improve curving. Studies conducted by the Transportation Technology Center Inc. to determine the level of efficiency of various lubrication practices; Research being sponsored by the...

  • Special trackwork for special needs.
    Judge, Tom // Railway Age; Aug2002, Vol. 203 Issue 8, p22 

    Focuses on the tests conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) and Norfolk Southern (NS) company related to crossing diamonds. Results of the preliminary tests on three prototypes at Facility for Accelerated Service Testing; Information on the tests conducted by NS to find...

  • How tie types stack up.
    Judge, Tom // Railway Age; Aug2003, Vol. 204 Issue 8, p19 

    Reports on the findings of the 2003 study on the impact of the Facility for Accelerated Service Training on railroad technology and safety conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc. Benefits of wood ties; Gauge-widening life of hardwood and softwood ties; Information on steel ties.

  • Testing tie types.
    Judge, Tom // Railway Age; Feb2006, Vol. 207 Issue 2, p28 

    This article presents an update on a test zone set up by Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) in 2004 to test fastener systems on wood crossties, as of February 2006. TTCI also is working with alternate materials and treatments, such as copper naphthenate-treated wood ties, and looking...

  • Guiding the way.
    Kube, Kathi // Trains; Nov2009, Vol. 69 Issue 11, p32 

    No abstract available.

  • Update on PTC.
    Kube, Kathi // Trains; Nov2009, Vol. 69 Issue 11, p36 

    No abstract available.

  • Training for the worst.
    Kube, Kathi // Trains; Nov2009, Vol. 69 Issue 11, p38 

    No abstract available.

  • A cold hard look at rail.
    West, Lorie L. // Trains; Dec2009, Vol. 69 Issue 12, p16 

    The article presents information on various technologies developed to prevent rail-break derailments. Under the ultrasonic inspection technology, main lines with frequent, heavy-tonnage trains get inspected as many as five to seven times per year. Also, Italian company Tecnogamma SpA, in...

  • Riding the rails - and the rollers.
    KUBE, KATHI // Trains; Oct2011, Vol. 71 Issue 10, p18 

    The article focuses on the benefits of the innovative switch rollers called Ekoslides from IAT International Inc. and also offers news briefs related to technology. As stated, Ekoslides from IAT International Inc. are effective in reducing friction and improving costs. MPL Technology Inc. has...

  • FAST focuses on bridges.
    Wanek-Libman, Mischa // Railway Age; Feb2012, Vol. 213 Issue 2, p31 

    The article focuses on research being conducted by Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI), a subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads, on railroad bridges in North America. Key areas where research should be focused are identified including bridge deflection, measurements under...

  • HEADS OF THE MONTH.
    Wanek-Libman, Mischa // Railway Gazette International; Jul2009, Vol. 165 Issue 7, p52 

    The article presents updates on various executives and leaders in the rail industry, including the election of Minoo Akhtarzand as vice-president of the association of European Rail Infrastructure Managers, the resignation of Paul Blumenthal from the Swiss Federal Railways management board and...

  • Searching for cracks in all the right places.
    Carter, Daniel // Railway Age; Oct2008, Vol. 209 Issue 10, p14 

    The article reports that the Association of American Railroads' (AAR) Strategic Research Initiatives Program instructed the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) to identify nondestructive casting inspection techniques in the manufacturing, car shop, and railroad environment. TTCI...

  • INSIDE INDUSTRY.
    Carter, Daniel // Railway Gazette International; Feb2005, Vol. 161 Issue 2, p101 

    The article presents news briefs on the railways industry as of February 2005. A company has been launched by Transportation Technology Center Inc. to handle engineering consultancy in Europe. Bokamoso Investments acquired shares in Timken Bearing Services South Africa. Skoda Holding has been...

  • THE VIEW FROM BELOW.
    Robeda, Jim; Kalay, Semih // Railway Age; Sep2012, Vol. 213 Issue 9, p62 

    The article discusses the partnership of Transportation Technology Center Inc. with Beena Vision Systems Inc. for the development of a machine vision-based device to help in the inspection of railcar undercarriages. It offers information on the completion of concept testing and hardware...

  • TURNING OUT GREAT TURNOUTS.
    DAVIS, DAVID; JIMENEZ, RAFAEL // Railway Age; Apr2013, Vol. 214 Issue 4, p51 

    The article reports on the Continuous Main Line Rail Turnout prototype developed by Progress Rail Services, BNSF Railway and Transportation Technology Center, Inc. where diverging traffic is low speed and low volume. It says that the prototype was evaluated under a 39-ton axle load traffic at...

  • The mystery of vertical split rims.
    SWEENEY, STEVE // Trains; Jun2013, Vol. 73 Issue 6, p16 

    The article discusses the problem with vertical split rims of train wheels. It mentions that such defect has been baffling researchers as they have been wondering why the problem happens and how to solve it. It reveals that not more than 22 accidents were caused by split rims though 13 million...

  • Concrete bridges at FAST that last.
    OTTER, DUANE; MADEMANN, CURT; LOPRESTI, JOSEPH // Railway Age; Sep2013, Vol. 214 Issue 9, p72 

    The article focuses on concrete bridges as the economical choice for timber trestle replacement. Factors that can reduce track maintenance demand based on tests at Facility for Accelerated Service Testing (FAST) are presented including avoiding the use of rail joints on bridges, using cushioning...

  • BEYOND M-976.
    TOURNAY, HARRY // Railway Age; Sep2013, Vol. 214 Issue 9, p74 

    The article reports on the development of a conceptual design by Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) for a next-generation freight car truck that will improve operating performance and component life beyond those built to M-976 specification. The results of the Strategic Research...

  • ANALYZING "FAIL TO COUPLE" YARD EVENTS.
    SAMMON, DEVIN; BOWLING, KIM; HUNTER, JAKE // Railway Age; Feb2013, Vol. 214 Issue 2, p32 

    The article highlights a test program developed by the Transportation Technology Center Inc. together with CSX Transportation in order to determine the root causes of failure-to-couple (FTC) yard events between railway cars. It revealed that although higher speed impacts do caused an increased...

  • Better fault detection is on the way. . .
    Ytuarte, Christopher // Railway Age; Oct2002, Vol. 203 Issue 10, p21 

    Discusses the role of wayside fault detection in keeping railroad operations safe and cost effective. Function of the Trackside Acoustic Detection System, under development at the Transportation Technology Center, Inc.; Features of the TS91 hot box detector system developed by Alstom Transport...

  • How healthy are your castings?
    Gonzales, Kari; Carter, Dan // Railway Age; Nov2011, Vol. 212 Issue 11, p38 

    The article reports that Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) initiated a research project to improve the quality and reliability of large freight car castings as part of an overall industry effort. Under the Association of American Railroads' Strategic Research Initiative (SRI)...

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