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The transportation Technology Center: A Hub For Advanced Passenger Train Testing

Pueblo, CO, April, 2024

In the dynamic world of passenger rail transportation, the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) in Pueblo, Colorado, emerges as a critical resource for cutting-edge testing and validation of the latest passenger train technologies. Operated by ENSCO since October 2022, the facility offers an unparalleled environment for the rigorous assessment of new passenger rolling stock prior to their deployment in various transit systems, commuter railways, and intercity services. This article explores recent operational testing achievements at the TTC, focusing on significant milestones with the Stadler FLIRT Diesel-Multiple Unit (DMU) trainsets for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the pioneering hydrogen-powered Zero Emission Multiple Unit (ZEMU) train destined for the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA).

U.S. Senator Tours Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Transportation Technology Center (TTC)

Pueblo, CO, April 5, 2024

U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper (CO) joined leaders from the City and County on Pueblo, CO, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), CSU Pueblo, and ENSCO, Inc. for a tour of the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) in Pueblo, Colorado.

Fursst For Safety & Security

Railway Age, April 2024

The Facility for Underground Rail Security and Safety Testing (FURSST) at the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) also known as the “Underground Tunnel”, is a groundbreaking facility designed to address critical security and safety concerns within the rail and transportation industry.  Funded by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the Vehicle Blast Vulnerability research project, the tunnel was primarily built for confined space blast tests. However, its design allows for a range of security and safety-related testing, including fire.  The FURSST is one of many proactive testing initiatives led by the TSA to help ensure safety and security of surface transportation.  This article will discuss its construction and use.

Artificial Intelligence and What it Means for the Rail Industry


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has recently experienced a significant leap forward. AI, a broad term encompassing software tasked with performing various functions, may either replicate tasks historically done by humans or pioneer new territories. Machine Learning (ML) is closely intertwined with AI, employing software and mathematical techniques to process analytical data, with “algorithms” being a primary function of ML. This article will delve into what AI entails and its implications for the rail industry.

Up Close At The Impact Wall

Railway Age, February 2024

When visitors enter the Transportation Technology Center (TTC), they travel over a small overpass just prior to arriving at the entrance gate. Despite thousands of people having made this journey over the years, few had the chance to stand close to one of the TTC’s testing capabilities, located near the entry into the TTC. This changed during the first annual TTC Conference and Tour on November 7th and 8th, 2023. Attendees were granted a unique opportunity to witness the TTC Impact Wall and ram car up close and learn about its applications and future use.