ENSCO Rail Highlights TTC Management Plans, Ultrasonic Rail Tech at AREMA 2022

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Company officials to discuss track maintenance, gage stress testing, transit inspections and next generation recruiting plans

Springfield, Va., August 26, 2022

Today, ENSCO Rail, an international leader in track inspection technology, announced it will highlight plans for upcoming management of the U.S. Department of Transportation-Federal Railroad Administration’s Transportation Technology Center (TTC) in Pueblo, CO, and will discuss other track inspection and maintenance solutions at the AREMA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, August 28–31.

ENSCO Rail officials will present inspection, maintenance, and operations management technologies for rail carriers to enhance track worker safety, improve operational efficiencies, and increase service for every rail system, large or small. ENSCO Rail presentations during the Technical Sessions (see schedule below) will focus on building a track geometry vehicle, monitoring load distribution challenges, tools and training for Continuous Welded Rail (CWR) inspection and asset management demonstrations, and Class I’s planning lifecycle from data collection to maintenance execution.

  • Monday, August 29: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Maintenance-of-Way Technical Presentation:
    MTA Metro-North Commuter Railroad: Building of a Track Geometry Vehicle
    Lariza Stewart, ENSCO, Inc., and Anamaria Bonilla, PE, Metro North Railroad
  • Tuesday, August 30: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    FRA Tools and Training for CWR Management
    Radim Bruzek, ENSCO, Inc. and Robert Wilson, PhD, FRA Office of Research, Development and Technology
  • Tuesday, August 30: 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    FTA’s Track Inspection and Track Asset Management Research and Demonstration
    Jennifer Zahaczewski, ENSCO, Inc. and Abhay "A.J." Joshi, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
  • Tuesday, August 30: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Track Technical Session
    Use of Rail-Mounted Strain Gauges to Monitor Load Distribution under Train Traffic
    Rakan Alturk, ENSCO, Inc. and Debakanta Mishra, PE, Oklahoma State University
  • Wednesday, August 31: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    A Class I’s Lifecycle from Data Collection to Maintenance Execution
    Rafael Maldonado, and Ivan Aragona, ENSCO, Inc.

“AREMA 2022 is the signature event in the global rail industry where innovative track engineering, maintenance, and planning technologies are showcased,” commented ENSCO President, Jeff Stevens. “ENSCO Rail will feature our Ultrasonic Rail Flaw detection system for simultaneous inspection of both rails to locate subsurface defects, as well as other track bed inspection and maintenance technologies. Our engineers and scientists will discuss critically important solutions for maintenance, safety compliance, and track management, and members of the ENSCO team will detail our upcoming plans as we begin managing the DOT-FRA’s Transportation Technology Center in October,” Stevens continued.

Beginning October 1, 2022, ENSCO will manage and operate the TTC, the largest railroad and surface transportation test center in the world: 52 square miles (135 square km) of land and 50 miles (80 km) of test track. The TTC serves as a center for rail and ground transportation that combines state-of-the-art test and training facilities and a multi-disciplined team of experts in research and engineering.

“ENSCO Rail will also participate in AREMA 2022’s Meet the Next Generation program to introduce our company to the potential recruits interested in engineering, science, and innovation in our industry. ENSCO is hiring and we look forward to meeting the next generation of scientists and inventors at AREMA 2022,” Stevens commented.

Visit BOOTH # 836 to view ENSCO RAIL’s Exhibits and Meet ENSCO Representatives.



The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA) is a professional association for railway engineering personnel that offers numerous educational opportunities and produces and publishes the recommended practices for railway engineering infrastructure including track, structures and communications and signals. AREMA is comprised of approximately 5,500 members all working together to further the development and advancement of both technical and practical knowledge of the industry. AREMA’s mission is the development and advancement of both technical and practical knowledge and recommended practices pertaining to the design, construction and maintenance of railway infrastructure.

About ENSCO Rail

ENSCO Rail is recognized globally as a leading provider of railway infrastructure inspection technology. Our products and services are provided to governments and railways in more than 12 countries on five continents. The work ENSCO does helps to prevent train derailments which can have serious impacts on human life, the environment, and the economy. ENSCO Rail is part of the greater Surface Transportation Group (STG) within ENSCO, Inc. Learn more about ENSCO Rail

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