High-Tech Advances Improve Railroad Safety & Efficiency

Freight railroads have dramatically improved safety and efficiency through the use of new technologies and operational innovations. Many of these advancements were developed or refined at the world-renowned rail research facility the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) in Pueblo, Colorado. TTCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads. Many of these improvements are designed to identify problems involving freight cars, locomotives, track, and cargo before damage, traffic delays or accidents occur.

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