Join us for continued discovery in rail research.

Research makes the difference.

Our unmatched research experience and relationships within AAR’s network enable us to approach projects with unrivalled competency. We deliver comprehensive results, and make a real-world difference.

Research in numbers

  • $2B

    Daily economic output supported by U.S. rail service
  • 1K+

    Technology Digest articles searchable in the e-Library
  • 500+

    Expected at the 28th Annual AAR Research Review

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Our people are our power.

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Frequently Asked Questions / Research

To identify and evaluate technologies, demonstrate understanding of root causes, support implementation, and communicate findings. We are the bridge that takes technology from ideas to implementation.

Our primary guidance is provided by AAR Members and Associates with seats on the AAR Research Committee. The MxV Rail Research Advisory Board and subject matter experts in Technical Advisory Groups also provide detailed input.

Connect with an MxV Rail expert to discuss how your product may fit into our research efforts, or how we can assist in your research.

Attend the Annual AAR Research Review and come meet us in person. You can also browse the Knowledge Interchange or reach out to MxV Rail’s team with specific questions.

In a typical year, we accumulate 140+million gross tons, 20,000+ train miles, and progress 30+ experiments under the watchful eyes of our research team at FAST®.

Yes, our cross-functional teams allow us to provide seamless services from modeling to field testing. We deploy the appropriate team, expertise, and tools based on the specific needs of each research effort.

“We’ve had a partnership for many years. It’s really important for companies like ours to have that independent, third-party aspect and help with the research.”

MxV Rail Client