About the Transportation Technology Center

Situated in Pueblo, Colorado, the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) spans 52 square miles of land leased from the State of Colorado and is owned by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).  Since its establishment as the High-Speed Ground Test Center in 1971, the TTC has been a crucial hub for ongoing research, development, and testing of rail infrastructure and equipment.

In October 2022, ENSCO, Inc. assumed operations and maintenance of the TTC through a significant $571 million USD contract awarded by the FRA. This operational shift is part of the FRA’s vision to transform the TTC into a leading center for rail and ground transportation innovation. As the designated operator, ENSCO actively manages and maintains the facility on behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The objective is to create a dynamic, forward-looking environment that fosters innovation, encourages positive change, and generates opportunities.

With the transition of DOT operations, maintenance, and research programs to ENSCO completed in October 2022, the TTC is well-positioned to support the DOT’s goals and collaborate with other government and commercial entities. This broader mission includes advancing transportation safety, security, and fostering innovation in the field. 

management organizations

ENSCO is bolstered by a consortium of premier surface transportation research, training, technology, and facilities management organizations dedicated to advancing next generation technology that underpins and elevates transportation infastructure.

This team is comprised of:

ENSCO - Transportation Technology Center

ENSCO, Inc.

Ambipar Response USA

Ambipar Response USA

Atkins

Atkins​

GTI Energy

GTI Energy

Sharma and Associates, Inc.

Sharma and Associates, Inc.

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ESI

University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research

University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research​

 

This team receives additional reinforcement from the Center for Surface Transportation Testing and Academic Research (C-STTAR) consortium. Established by ENSCO and spearheaded by CUTR expertise in research focus areas across all modes of surface transportation, including intermodal transportation, thereby fortifying TTC’s growth initiatives.

C-STTAR members include:

University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research

University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research​

CSU-Pueblo

Colorado State University​ - Pueblo

Connected and Autonomous Networked-Vehicles for Active Safety (CANVAS), Michigan State University ​

Connected and Autonomous Networked-Vehicles for Active Safety (CANVAS), Michigan State University ​

Michigan Tech Transportation Institute, Michigan Technological University ​

Michigan Tech Transportation Institute, Michigan Technological University ​

Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, University of Nebraska – Lincoln ​

Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Univ-of-Hawaii

University of Hawai’i

Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose State University

Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose State University ​

Oregon State University ​​

Oregon State University ​