The Fastener Fixation

There is a demand for track fastening systems along freight lines and transit ridership and manufacturers are collaborating on ways to speed up production, develop new solutions and control cost, while extending service life. This has been a valuable tool as a joint venture has been organized that specializes in the development and manufacture of advanced switch and rail fastening technologies. The combined effort will result in rail fastening systems for the worldwide heavy-haul market. And as customer needs evolve, so will the products. The latest United States (U.S.) transportation legislation has provided some stability to federal funding of transit projects across the U.S. and, even though it will expire in 2014, it will encourage a number of new projects. Mass transit ridership and the use of heavy, commuter and light-rail modes continue to grow and, as U.S. demographics shift toward a young population, mass transit use will continue to expand.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 19-20, 22, 26-27
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  • Accession Number: 01491804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2013 4:01PM