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AAR and TTCI Announce Establishment of Research Advisory Board

October 27, 2010
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) have announced the establishment of a TTCI Research Advisory Board. Developed to provide feedback on AAR’s Strategic Research Initiatives and on how TTCI can best serve the AAR Affiliates and the Associates, the board will consist of members drawn from AAR’s Gold Associate and Affiliate programs.

“I believe that this board will not only add value to the associate and affiliate program but will also bring additional insight to the valuable research program at TTCI,” said Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads.

The TTCI Research Advisory Board will be made up of 12 members who will serve two-year terms. The board will include members from non-Class I freight railroads, commuter railroads, infrastructure and equipment suppliers, and engineering consulting firms and car owners and lessors.

“The addition of AAR associate and affiliate members to our research program will bring an additional dimension to our research efforts from valuable stakeholders in the railroad industry. This will help maintain TTCI’s reputation as the leading transportation research and test organization in the world,” said Roy Allen, president of the Transportation Technology Center Inc.

The Advisory Board will meet annually in Pueblo, CO at the Transportation Technology Center to receive updates on the AAR research program, observe and inspect various technology developments, and interact with members of TTCI’s senior management team. The Advisory Board will offer input and advice to TTCI and the AAR research committees regarding the development and implementation of the AAR’s Strategic Research Initiatives Programs.

For information on becoming a Gold Associate or Affiliate Member of the AAR, contact Kelly Donley at kdonley@aar.org.

For more information on the AAR, visit www.aar.org.