ENSCO Highlights TTC’s Expanded Mission at TRB 2023

Press Release from ENSCO Rail

FRA’s research, testing and training facility now for trucking, bus, pipeline, HAZMAT and cyber training activities

Springfield, Va., January 4, 2023

ENSCO, Inc., will highlight the expanded mission of the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Transportation Technology Center (TTC) in Pueblo, Colorado, during the 102nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) on January 8-12, 2023, in Washington, D.C. Visit ENSCO at BOOTH #415 in the Exhibit Hall.

ENSCO, a leading engineering, technology and solutions company, assumed management of the TTC in October, with a mission to modernize the facility to support U.S. surface transportation and critical infrastructure initiatives. Along with its industry and academic partners, ENSCO has moved rapidly to expand the focus of the world’s largest transportation research, testing and training facility to support the broader mission of the U.S. Department of Transportation and other government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

“ENSCO is pleased to participate in the TRB’s 2023 Annual Meeting to feature the new and expanding capabilities of the TTC for trucking, bus and pipeline companies and to highlight the vast resources the FRA’s premier research facility has to offer,” stated Jeff Stevens, President of ENSCO, Inc. “Under the Department of Transportation and FRA’s leadership, ENSCO will ensure that the TTC continues to be the top global railroad research and testing facility while also working with other modes of transportation and emergency response organizations within the government and the commercial sector to research, test and train. TRB Annual Meeting attendees from all transportation sectors, defense and security organizations, large and small, will learn how the TTC can handle the most challenging research projects,” Stevens continued.

The TTC offers railways a comprehensive list of railway research, test and training services at its 52-square mile property in south-central Colorado that now serves all modes of surface transportation including:

Full-scale Collision TestingHydrogen and Battery Power Impact TestingHydrostatic Testing
Shock and Vibration Lab TestingRollover TestingGas Migration and Leak Detection
Human Factors ResearchAlternate Fuels Operation TestingDamage Prevention Training
Digital Twin Simulation ModelingHuman Factors ResearchHAZMAT, Emergency Response Training


The TRB Annual Meeting is the premier transportation research conference where senior government policy officials and transportation sector representatives discuss critical issues and identify solutions to improve safety, efficiency and productivity for current and emerging transportation challenges. The theme of the 102nd Annual Meeting of the TRB is Rejuvenation Out of Disruption: Envisioning a Transportation System for a Dynamic Future. Visit ENSCO at BOOTH #415 in the Exhibit Hall.

ENSCO Representatives will be presenting during the following technical sessions at TRB 2023:

Monday, Jan. 9, 2023 — 10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

Poster Session 2111
Recent Advances in Rail Infrastructure Design and Maintenance

Presentation Number: TRBAM-23-04436
Response of Strain Gauge-Based Tie Reaction Measurement Circuits Under Dynamic Loading and Variable Support Conditions

  • Md. Fazle Rabbi, Oklahoma State University
  • Rakan Alturk, ENSCO, Inc.
  • Radim Bruzek, ENSCO, Inc.
  • Theodore Sussmann, OST-R/Volpe Center
  • Hugh Thompson II, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Debakanta Mishra, Oklahoma State University

Monday, Jan. 9, 2023 — 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET

Lectern Session: 2197
Innovations in Track Structure Deterioration Modeling

Presentation Number: P23-20265
Latest Advances in Data-Driven Maintenance Recommendations Based on Predictive Analytics

  • Ivan Pagano Aragona, ENSCO, Inc.



As part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the Transportation Research Board provides leadership in transportation improvements and innovation through trusted, timely, impartial and evidence-based information exchange, research and advice regarding all modes of transportation. The 2023 TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers and representatives of government, industry and academic institutions.



ENSCO, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiaries, represent a $150 million international technology enterprise, headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area. For more than 50 years, the ENSCO group of companies has been providing leading-edge engineering, science and advanced technology solutions to governments and private industries worldwide. ENSCO operates in the aerospace, national security, surface transportation and cybersecurity sectors and focuses on technologies, products and services to support the safety, security, reliability and efficiency of customer missions. Field offices and subsidiaries, representatives and partnerships are located throughout the United States and around the world. Learn more about ENSCO. Learn more about ENSCO.