Beginning in October 2022, ENSCO and its team will provide a full range of surface transportation research and development, testing, engineering and training services.

Transportation Technology Center

Serving all Modes of Surface Transportation

  • Railroads
  • Pipelines
  • Trucking and heavy vehicles
  • Bus and rail transit vehicles
  • Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology (NETT)

Important Areas of Engineering, Research, Test and Training

  • Transportation Safety including safety of transportation systems, vehicle safety, guideway safety, traffic control safety, crashworthiness, and HAZMAT transport
  • Transportation Security including physical security, cyber security, protection against terrorist and CBRNE threats
  • Transportation Efficiency including carrying capacity, throughput, energy/fuel efficiency, low and zero emissions vehicle testing
  • Environmental effects including noise, vibration, emissions
  • Validation and qualification of vehicles and infrastructure through physical testing, modeling and simulation
  • Reliability and endurance of transportation components included accelerated testing and load testing
  • Human Factors studies
  • Training for transportations professionals including safety and security inspectors, maintenance workers, first responders
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Communication for transportation systems including 5G and CAV
  • Use of new technologies for surface transportation including hyperloop, autonomous vehicles, and aerial drones

Unique Facility Features

  • More than 50 miles of railroad test track
    • Arranged in different configurations for testing all aspects of vehicle-track interaction
    • Maximum test speeds up to 165 MPH (265 KPH)
    • Overhead and third rail electrification available
  • ~9 miles of paved roads
  • ~50 miles of gravel roads
  • Crash Test Wall
  • Test Tunnel
  • Test Fixtures
  • Indoor/Outdoor Surface Transportation Training Facilities