Improving Ride Quality and Track Durability at Track Transitions

The objective of this project is to: (1) find effective and affordable methods to remedy ride quality and track settlement problems at track transitions - locations where track construction changes, as at bridges, turnouts, road crossings, and track crossings; and (2) perform studies to better understand the roles of track stiffness, damping, and other factors that may either contribute to or help remedy poor ride quality and differential settlement at track transitions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Track-Train Interaction Safety


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Plotkin, Don

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Technology Center, Incorporated

    55500 DOT Road
    Pueblo, CO  United States  81001
  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30813

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01465226
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:57PM