TTCI Renames Itself as MxV Rail, Plans to Open New Facility

Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), has renamed itself MxV Rail.

“The nation’s major railroads — both passenger and freight — enthusiastically support MxV Rail,” Ian Jefferies, AAR president and CEO, said in a news release. “MxV Rail’s SRI program is an important industry effort that aims to improve all aspects of rail transportation. This week’s Annual Research Review demonstrates that MxV Rail is the only organization equipped to conduct this essential work at the new facilities.”

MxV Rail is a team of more than 300 employees, including 110 mechanical, civil, industrial, and electrical engineers and metallurgists advancing the scientific research of railroads with objective intelligence and thoughtful diligence. It provides a unique testing environment focused on improving rail safety, reliability and efficiency backed by a level of specialty knowledge and experience not easily duplicated.

MxV Rail officials said the organization will continue its work at the Transportation Technology Center until the opening of its new facilities in Pueblo, Colorado, this fall. MxV Rail’s new location is located on the expansive PuebloPlex facility in Pueblo County.

“MxV Rail is poised for a successful transition to our new facilities. Part of our success is grounded in a name that communicates our purpose and demonstrates that our value and industry contributions are not dependent on a single location. Our new name, MxV Rail is based on the formula for momentum: mass x velocity, evoking our dedication to creating the momentum needed to move our industry forward,” Kari Gonzales, MxV Rail president and CEO, said in a news release. “Our experts are guided by the principles of rigor, innovation, collaboration and real-world applicability that are key to helping solve the industry’s most pressing challenges — immediate and long-term.”

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