WHY DOT OPTED FOR CONCRETE TIES IN THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR

Applying life cycle costing to options for track rehabilitation in the Northeast Corridor, the Department of Transportation has elected to use concrete cross ties for rebuilding 400 track miles of the line. Per-mile costs developed for three options--conventional renewal, total renewal with preplated wood ties and elastic fasteners, and total renewal with concrete ties with elastic fasteners--demonstrated the advantage of the concrete tie to DOT's satisfaction.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1977-9-12

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  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 32-34
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  • Accession Number: 00164451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM