In a wide-ranging interview with Railway Age in December 2018, BNSF’s then-Executive Chairman Matt Rose had this to say about the future of locomotive propulsion technology:
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In what that railroad is describing as “part of the next stage of its transformational journey,” Canadian Pacific is making changes in some senior-level executive positions, following two retirements.
Railway Equipment Co. (RECO) has named Russ Gehl as Chief Operating Officer, with leadership responsibility for all operations at the company’s headquarters in Minnesota. He rejoins RECO after serving as Vice President of Maintenance-of-Way Sales at Holland Company, “where he drove consistent growth for Class I and International,” the company said.
Canadian Pacific has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). In joining the alliance, CP is supporting BiTA’s mission of producing blockchain standards that allow for interoperability between participants in the global supply chain.
Digital twins have become one of the most talked about topics because of their promise to leverage innovation to improve design, visually enhance collaboration, and increase asset reliability and performance. However, rail is a very traditional and safety-sensitive industry, and with the backdrop of owner-operators and project delivery firms needing to work within tighter budgets, shorter deadlines, and with increased legislation, change can be slow and challenging.
COAST Autonomous, a developer of autonomous vehicle technologies for urban and campus environments, is deploying self-driving vehicles at the Kinney County Railport (KCRP), which is operated by Harbor Rail Services of California on behalf of Union Pacific, reports Robotics Business Review.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has named Gregory Elsborg its first Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer. Elsborg is tasked with forming new business partnerships, growing DART’s “Mobility as a Service” (MaaS) options and leveraging technology.
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