InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

Needs Assessment for Advancing Timber Utilization in Mainline and Short-Line Railroad Applications

The primary objective of this project is to identify, describe, and prioritize a list of research needs that will serve as a basis for developing and funding research related to the use of timber by both mainline and shortline railroads. This research needs assessment will be a guide that should significantly influence research related to wood transportation structures over the next six years and reestablish wood as a more significant construction material in the railroad industry.