The Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee will be holding a meeting to discuss the impacts of emerging railroad technologies at 10 am (EDT) on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
The members of the subcommittee will be joined by representatives from a freight railroad, the railroad technology research center, a rail industry technology supplier, and a labor representative.
Some of the topics that will be addressed include ultrasound, laser, and other forms of technology that could be used to obtain information about the condition of equipment components and track, locomotives that will use data to maximize performance while reducing emissions and fuel consumption and using drones to inspect track and bridges.
The roundtable, Emerging Railroad Technologies, will be open to the public and is being streamed live via webcast.
Roundtable to Focus on Emerging Railroad Technologies