Innovation in Technology Award

The NRC is pleased to announce the second annual  “Innovation in Technology Award.” This award honors and recognizes innovation and unique technologies, or technological services, created or implemented by an NRC member company. Eligible technologies or related services include grade crossings, RWP, contractor safety, freight rail, industrial track, rail transit, commuter rail, intercity passenger rail, rail on port facilities and rail on military facilities.  

The NRC’s Technology Committee, chaired by Allen Branham, president of B4 Solutions, LLC., developed the award in 2022 to highlight ways our members are using technology to enhance safety and operations in our industry. The Committee’s formation and work come in response to requests by railway engineering leaders for technology solutions that will help generate returns on investment and bottom-line savings.

A first and second place award will be presented at the 2024 NRC Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, in January.

  • Application – The NRC is currently accepting submissions for the 2023 awards. Digital submissions are strongly encouraged.
    2023 Innovation in Technology Award Application, includes the application, criteria and submission instructions.
  • Deadline – The deadline for 2023 applications is October 31,  2023.

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“For the FRA Part 219 and 243 implementation, the NRC was especially helpful for us in that they provide member companies guidance in how to comply with the ever-changing federal regulations. We also value the annual safety awards which we use to motivate our employees to uphold the highest level of safety as well as in business development materials.”

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President, Civil/Rail

Ragnar Benson Construction, LLC.