Railinc is the leading provider of information technology, related network operations and financial services, and near rail-time network data to North America’s railroads. Beginning as an information technology department within the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Railinc has evolved to meet the dynamic information needs of the railroad industry. Today, Railinc’s product lines help railroads, rail equipment owners, third party logistic providers, and others increase productivity, achieve operational efficiencies, and keep their assets moving safely.
The company was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the AAR in 1999. Railinc’s headquarters is located in Cary, N.C., between Raleigh and the internationally renowned Research Triangle Park. Allen West serves as president of Railinc.
Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI)
The Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) is the railroad industry’s world-class rail research and testing facility that works to improve the safety and efficiency of freight railroads throughout North America and the world. In state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and on 48 miles of test tracks, TTCI’s team of researchers, engineers, and other experts develop and test the emerging technologies that keep railroads on the cutting edge. TTCI is also home to the most in-depth training program in the country for hazardous material (hazmat) scenarios. Founded in 1985, the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) is a program that has trained more than 50,000 railroad employees, community first responders, chemical industry representatives, and other government and community officials in hazmat emergency response procedures. Located in Pueblo, Colo., TTCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of the AAR. Kari Gonzales serves as president of TTCI.