Exemplary Executives

RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2023 ISSUE: Railway Age’s 2023 honorees—selected by our subscribers—approach their roles with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to service, safety and sustainability.

The late E. Hunter Harrison

What Do We Owe the Deceased?

FINANCIAL EDGE, RAILWAY AGE MAY 2023 ISSUE: Chat bots and AI are all the rage these days. Whether it is BingAI, BardAI or openai.com, fantasies of Terminatoresque or chatbot romance abound. (See

Duos Technologies is a Jacksonville, Fla.-based supplier of automated railcar inspection portals (pictured) and artificial intelligence (AI) detection models. (Photograph Courtesy of Duos Technologies)

Supply Side: Duos, SecurityScorecard

Duos Technologies debuts “Head of Cushioning Unit Condition” monitoring for its Railcar Inspector Portal (rip®). Also, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) awards a contract for SecurityScorecard subscriptions that will enable rail and pipeline owner/operators to monitor and assess cybersecurity.

New From Dairyland: Overwatch™ HEFPD

Railroads often share their rights-of-way with overhead power transmission or distribution systems, which can make wayside C&S and other electrical equipment (track circuits, signals, crossing warning systems) susceptible to damage from high-energy,


Connectivity Key to Digital Transformation

The rail industry has long been aware of the critical need to modernize the nation’s infrastructure. The recent derailment of the Norfolk Southern train in eastern Ohio and subsequent fire and chemical

At our intermodal hubs, where containers and trailers arrive or depart by train or truck and are transferred between modes, we’ll soon expand our testing of AI to enable hostler drivers to move the units more efficiently from parking lots to tracks or from tracks to parking lots. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of BNSF)

AI: New Frontier for Safety, Efficiency, Service at BNSF

Artificial intelligence (or AI) has been a big topic in the news lately, with the rising popularity of AI software like ChatGPT and Midjourney. AI also has many industrial and commercial applications. The rapidly evolving technology is transforming how information is processed, analyzed and used to support sound decision-making.

FRA Issues FY22 Safety Enforcement Report

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has released its annual enforcement report, summarizing regulatory compliance inspections and audits conducted in the past fiscal year by FRA or state inspectors participating in FRA’s rail safety program, as well as the civil penalty enforcement actions arising from them.

NYMTA Transit Tech Lab Releases Results of Operational Efficiency, Human Capital Utilization Challenges

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Partnership for NYC Transit Tech Lab on May 9 reported the results of its Operational Efficiency and Human Capital Utilization challenges, in which 15 companies have been selected to collaborate with regional transit agencies and test technologies, such as AI (artificial intelligence), LiDAR and edge computing, to “mitigate service disruptions, automate operations and combat workforce shortages.”

Nexxiot Introduces New AI-Powered Product

Zurich, Switzerland-based digitized supply chain company Nexxiot on May 9 announced that it has released Scope AI, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled product designed to “facilitate contextualized decision-making.”

Chris Tecu, Senior Vice President Industrial Development, The Broe Group (left); and Frances Phillips, Senior Advisor-On Board Specialists and Customer Service, PTSI Transportation (right).

People News: The Broe Group, PTSI Transportation

The Broe Group names Chris Tecu as Senior Vice President Industrial Development. Also, PTSI Transportation appoints Frances Phillips Senior Advisor-On Board and Customer Service and elects two new additional members to its Board of Directors.