Composite sleepers still exceed standards after 8 years of in track service

Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), the busiest commuter rail road in North America, and CTL Group, a global design and engineering firm, were commissioned to conduct independent, third party durability tests.  Several railway sleepers manufactured using the Rutgers and Polywood technologies that have been in use at the eastern most end of Long Island near Montauk for more than eight (8) years were removed for testing.  The tests performed by CTL Group on these rail sleepers proved they maintained their structural durability and showed no signs of degradation over their eight plus years of use.