The March 2021 issue of Railway Age is available digitally.
North America’s freight rail industry faces daunting challenges as the 21st century enters its third decade. Railroad CEOs—the industry’s thought leaders—address them in a series of essays written exclusively for Railway Age:
• Ian Jefferies, Association of American Railroads: Sustainable Economic and Legislative Policies
• Katie Farmer, BNSF: Leveraging Advanced Technologies
• Keith Creel, Canadian Pacific: Growing the Top Line
• JJ Ruest, CN: Improving Customer Supply Chain Visibility
• Jim Foote, CSX: Railroads as a Sustainable Business
• Pat Ottensmeyer, Kansas City Southern: Maximizing USMCA for Cross-Border Growth
• Jim Squires, Norfolk Southern: Building the Digital Railroad of the Future
• Lance Fritz, Union Pacific: Smart Capital Investment Strategies
• Peter Gilbertson, Anacostia Rail Holdings: Providing Outstanding Customer Service
• Dean Piacente, OmniTRAX: Building Better Communities Through Industrial Development
• Dan Smith, Watco: Integrated Transportation Services Fuel Growth
Also in the March issue, learn how:
• Data science is helping railroads better understand and maintain right-of-way performance—by Allan M. Zarembski, Ph.D., FASME, Hon. Mbr. AREMA, Professor of Practice and Director, Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Deleware.
• Industrial and graphic design is playing a key role in the emergence of a safer and more sustainable mass transit industry during (and after) the COVID-19 pandemic—by Cesar Vergara, Vergarastudio
• CSX is using advanced analytics and autonomous data collection systems in m/w tasks.
• The evolution toward safety-relevant Human Machine Interfaces for train control is under way.
• TTCI is evaluating state-of-the-art wheel steels for improved life and damage resistance.