I present this white paper (downloadable below) from the viewpoint of an observer and generalist, albeit one with more than 46 years of involvement in rail safety and policy issues, 36 years of which were “in the trenches” at the Federal Railroad Administration. The views and issues discussed should be tested against the seasoned judgments of qualified engineers, technologists, managers, line employees and data analysts. They are not native to any individual area of specialization. Only a dialogue involving transparency and rigor will yield clarifications and real progress.
Railway Age’s June 2022 issue is now available digitally, featuring the annual Guide to Equipment Leasing.
RailPulse has a seventh member: Union Pacific, which on June 7 joined the coalition established in late 2020 to “develop, broaden and accelerate the use of GPS and other telematics technologies in North America’s freight rail industry.”
Cervello, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based cybersecurity firm, has been granted what it’s calling the ”first-ever U.S. patent (U.S. Pat. No.: US11247706B2) covering Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based cyber protection for railways.”
CN will roll out Wabtec’s new Precision Dispatch System, and mining company Fortescue Metals Group of western Australia will take delivery of Wabtec-modernized locomotives over the next two years.
Railinc will develop, maintain and operate RailPulse’s technology platform for monitoring railcar location, condition and health under a 10-year agreement, RailPulse reported on May 31.
RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2022 ISSUE: Our third annual Readers’ Influential Leaders online poll garnered nominations for a large number of active (non-retired) people from all areas of the North American railway industry. A commitment to service, safety and sustainability is how our 2022 honorees—selected by our subscribers—approach their roles. We are pleased to present the top 10 nominees, plus five leaders receiving Honorable Mentions.
The May 2022 issue of Railway Age is available digitally, showcasing the honorees of our third-annual Readers’ Influential Leaders poll and covering signal failure avoidance, North American locomotive fleet stats, and more.
David Shannon has been selected as the first General Manager of RailPulse, a coalition of railcar owners, builders and operators whose aim is to “facilitate and accelerate the adoption of GPS and other telematics technology across the North American railcar network to significantly increase visibility, efficiency and safety.”
Railway Age is pleased to present the third-annual “Readers’ Influential Leaders” program honorees.