Texas A&M to house Center for Railway Research

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M University Board of Regents has approved establishing the Center for Railway Research as a part of the Texas Transportation Institute. The center will focus on improving safety and enhancing the performance of the nation’s rail system.
 
The center will focus its research on the infrastructure associated with the railroad industry, including mechanical systems of trains, tracks, and bridges. Safety and performance will be priorities for the center, which has a goal of creating longer-lasting and more efficient components and systems.
 
Since 1995, the Association of American Railroads has provided the Texas Transportation Institute with $200,000 annually in seed money to operate Texas A&M’s Affiliated Laboratory for Railway Research, one of three university-based railway research programs in the United States. The association will continue its support of the new Center for Railway Research.
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