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CSX hosts first-responder CBR
training at SERTC

Pueblo, Colorado – Forty first-responders representing 30 communities around CSX’s railroad network have undergone crude-by-rail (CBR) incident response training at the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in Pueblo, Colo. read more

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TTCI’s Kari Gonzales is one of the railroad industry's "Rising Stars" for 2014

Pueblo, Colorado. Progressive Railroading has selected Kari Gonzales as one its Rising Stars for 2014. read more



SERTC's new Crude by Rail (CBR) training progrram.


This Is TTCI

This is TTCI investigates the various engineering services and technologies at Transportation Technology Center
in Pueblo Colorado...

Meet TTCI's Military Vets






CSU-Pueblo Degree
M.S. in Engineering with emphasis in Railroad Engineering

Association of
American Railroads

America's freight railroads operate the safest, most efficient, cost - effective and environmentally sound freight transportation system in the world...



AAR Quality Assurance Auditor and Industry Conference
February 3-5, 2015
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2015 AAR Annual Research Review

March 31 and April 1, 2015
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28th Annual AAR/BOE Hazmat Seminar
May 19 – 21, 2015
InterContinental Dallas Hotel in Addison, TX




Welcome to Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads. TTCI is a world-class transportation research and testing organization, providing emerging technology solutions for the railway industry throughout North America and the world.

Headquartered in Pueblo, Colorado, 21 miles northeast of Pueblo Airport, TTCI manages extensive track facilities, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, and a highly talented engineering and support staff to make TTCI the obvious choice for meeting your research and testing needs. We encourage you to explore our web site, learn more about us, and contact us to discuss how we can work together.


To be the provider of choice for
advancing railway safety and technology.



To provide our customers highly effective and efficient railway research, consulting, testing, system engineering, inspections, training, and technical support for standards in a safe manner, ensuring the highest level of integrity while providing our employees a challenging and sustainable work environment.



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TTCI manages the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Transportation Technology Center (TTC), located just 21 miles northeast of Pueblo, Colorado. TTC is operated under a care, custody, and control contract with the FRA. This 52-square mile, secure and remote site operates with a vast array of specialized laboratories and track. TTC enables isolated testing for all categories of freight and passenger rolling stock, vehicle and track components, and safety devices.

  • Test Tracks
  • Green Technologies at FAST
  • Laboratories
  • Transportation Security
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Go to Tracks

There are 48 miles of railroad track available for testing locomotives, vehicles, track components, and signaling devices at the Transportation Technology Center (TTC), Pueblo, Colorado. Specialized tracks are used to evaluate vehicle stability, safety, endurance, reliability, and ride comfort. Using TTC's tracks eliminates the interferences, delays, and safety issues encountered on an operating rail system.

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Green Engineering is defined by the US Environmental Protection Agency as "the design, commercialization, and use of processes and products, which are feasible and economical while minimizing risks to human health and the environment." One related effort undertaken by TTCI engineers has focused on gradually automating the train operations at FAST.

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Go To Laboratories

TTCI's assets set it apart from other research and testing facilities. One-of-a-kind test machines provide TTCI engineers with the tools to test and evaluate railroad products and/or improvement concepts. Computer models, designed to predict railroad equipment performance, help TTCI provide clients with a look at proposed designs prior to prototype fabrication.

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Go To Transportation Security

One way or another, we are all working to assure our security. Rail freight and passenger transportation systems are working around the clock to protect citizens, infrastructure, and services. Sabotage detection and prevention is now a critical arena for research and development.


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      Pueblo, Colo. Engineering Services Director Carmen Trevizo took home a Kindle Touch for winning 1st Place in the UpCycle Art contest held at TTCI’s Earth Day celebration April 23, 2012...

Spectrum Management

Recent FCC report and orders regarding mandatory narrow band migrations have resulted in mandatory licensing restrictions...

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