• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Freight Rail Transportation Committee

Tuesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM
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Pasi Lautala, Michigan Tech Transportation Institute, presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Freight Rail Transportation (AR040)

This committee is concerned with exploration of innovative strategies and application of new technologies to enhance and support rail freight, passenger, and transit operation. The committee's focus areas include command, control, communications, and information (C3I) systems; energy supply, distribution, efficiency and propulsion systems. The committee is concerned with technical aspects of new technology implementation, as well as system safety, reliability, and maintainability. Consideration is also given to economic factors, including benefits and life-cycle costs.