With decades of experience helping cities establish rail-monitoring systems for the safety and convenience of their citizens, Leonard Ruback added Fremont, Nebraska, to his portfolio when that city’s system went on line in May. Ruback is a senior research scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). Ruback’s work developing rail-monitoring systems began more than […]
Tracking the Future for the Rail Industry With 140,000 miles of rail track in the United States, a lot can go wrong. From studying metal fatigue and railway buckling to mitigating track bed deterioration and worn-out, rotted crossties, the Center for Railway Research (CRR) at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) helps the rail industry […]
With a focus on improving railway safety and enhancing the performance of the nation’s rail system, the Texas A&M Board of Regents has approved establishing the Center for Railway Research (CRR) as a part of the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI). “Having this center is a very positive step in our plans to increase the breadth and […]
Thanks to 180 participants from across the country, TTI organizers say the 2011 National Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Training Conference, held in Galveston Nov. 6-9, was a success. Held every other year, the grade crossing conference examines the current issues in the highway and railroad industries and serves as an information sharing and education program. […]
To lessen the number and severity of train incidents, the Texas Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) Rail Research Program is developing course materials for the Long Island Rail Road.
Then In the 1970s, the governor of Texas and State Legislature asked the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) to evaluate rail for intercity travel. Below is an abridged version of the article published on this study in the April 1977 issue of the Texas Transportation Researcher. Historical Overview of Rail in Texas In the early 1800s […]