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Trinity Highway Products ET Plus(R) System Passes First Four NCHRP Report 350 Tests

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released the first four crash test results conducted at the 27 3/4 ” installation height of the ET Plus(R) System. These tests passed and comprise the first series of the FHWA requested National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350 tests. The 27 3/4 ” height system accounts for a vast majority of the ET Plus(R) Systems installed on highways nationwide.

The test results for these first four passed tests can be found at:

These test results validate Trinity Highway Products’ long standing position that when installed, maintained and impacted within the Report 350 standards, the 27 3/4 ” height ET Plus(R) System performs to Report 350 criteria. When all eight test results are reviewed and released by the FHWA, the company will perform a thorough analysis before resuming any shipments of the ET Plus(R) System to its customers.

These tests were conducted in accordance with Report 350 at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), an accredited and independent research facility. Report 350 sets forth the performance evaluation criteria applicable to the ET Plus(R) System and many other roadside safety features used on U.S. highways. The ET Plus(R) extruder heads tested in all eight tests were randomly selected by the FHWA from inventory at the California Department of Transportation. These extruder heads complied with all design tolerances and are representative of what is in use on U.S. highways.

Trinity Highway Products has completed testing the ET Plus(R) System at the 31″ height as outlined in the test plan submitted to the FHWA. SwRI is analyzing the results of these tests. The results will be released when the data is fully analyzed by the FHWA.

Trinity Highway Products, LLC is a subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN) .

Trinity Industries, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a diversified industrial company that owns market-leading businesses, which provide products and services to the energy, transportation, chemical, and construction sectors. Trinity reports its financial results in five principal business segments: the Rail Group, the Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group, the Inland Barge Group, the Construction Products Group, and the Energy Equipment Group. For more information, visit: Revenue for the ET Plus(R) System through the first three quarters of 2014 have been approximately $33 million.

Some statements in this release, which are not historical facts, are “forward-looking statements” as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements about Trinity’s estimates, expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies for the future, and the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements. Trinity uses the words “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “forecasts,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “guidance” and similar expressions to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical experience or our present expectations. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see “Risk Factors” and “Forward-Looking Statements” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year.

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