The Rail Council addresses all policy, regulatory, safety, operations, and investment issues States use to develop an efficient national freight and passenger rail system.
Council members include all 52 AASHTO participating transportation departments. If you are a new member of the Council, please refer to this Reference Guide for more information about the committee.
For more information on AASHTO passenger rail or freight activities, please contact Shayne Gill at 202-624-3630.
- U.S. Transportation Sec. Buttigieg Speaks at 2021 AASHTO Washington Briefing
- AASHTO Issues 2021 Benefits Of Transportation Report
- Polly Trottenberg Joins U.S. Department of Transportation as Deputy Secretary
- FRA Research Results: Solid-State Welding of Signal Wire Attachment
- FRA Technical Report: Acoustical Warning Devices as Emergency Warning Signals, Phase 2
- FRA Technical Report: Locomotive Emergency Response Training
- FRA Research Results: Prestressing Steel and Concrete Variables Affecting Transfer Length in Pretensioned Concrete Crossties
- FRA Research Results: Bond-Slip Relationships of Wires Used in Pretensioned Concrete Railroad Ties
- FRA Technical Report: Compliance Testing for Locomotive LED Headlights and Auxiliary Lights, Phase IV
- FRA Technical Report: Compliance Testing for Locomotive LED Headlights and Auxiliary Lights, Phase III
- FRA Technical Report: Analysis of Historical Non-Destructive Evaluation Probability of Detection Data for Railroad Tank Cars
- FRA Technical Report: Analysis of Historical Non-Destructive Evaluation Probability of Detection Data for Railroad Tank Cars: Appendices A Through I
- FRA Technical Report: Automated Broken Spike Detection – Phase I
- FRA Research Results: Automated Video Inspection System for Grade Crossing Safety
- FRA Research Results: Field Investigation of Broken Cut Spikes on Elastic Fasteners Using Instrumented Spikes
- FRA Presentation: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Funding for Research Programs Webinar
- FRA Research Results: Remaining Prestress Force and Center Negative Capacity of Ties Removed from Track after 25 Years
- FRA Research Results: New Test to Determine the Bond Quality of Reinforcements for Concrete Railroad Ties
- FRA Technical Report: Reducing Hazards Associated with Visual and Automation-Aided Track Inspections
- FRA Technical Report: High Accuracy Global Positioning System Tests: Phase I
- FRA Technical Report: High Accuracy Global Positioning System Test: Phase II
- FRA Technical Report: Study of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology for Rail Propulsion and Review of Relevant Industry Standards
AASHTO Freight Rail Study Support Services, 2nd edition, available.
The report examines changes to the economy and rail industry since the release of the 2002 Freight Bottom Line Report. It focuses on the industries most impacted by publicly funded improvements to rail infrastructure, as well as the appropriateness of public/private partnerships to advance nationally significant rail network projects.
The report is available here.
Giulietti began his transportation career with Connecticut’s Metro-North commuter railroad in 1983, departing in 1998 to head up the Tri-Rail system in southern Florida, before returning to serve as president of Metro-North in 2014 not long after four passengers were killed in a crash on the Hudson Line train near Spuyten-Duyvil.
Giulietti is credited for restoring the reputation of Metro-North, which had been cited for safety deficiencies by federal officials before he returned to helm the Connecticut commuter railroad.