Intercity

Avoiding the Cascading Technology Trap

As the railroad industry is going through its digital transformation—such as implementing broadband communications and applications that leverage Cloud technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for operational and commercial purposes—we are finding there is a clear lag in the deployment of technologies vs. what technologies enable. We call this the cascading technology trap or “The Trap”: Technologies are evolving at a significantly faster pace than the ability of organizations to adapt.

“This new focus on climate will reinforce our already vast cooperation portfolio across all modes of transportation to ensure safe, secure, and efficient transportation networks of today, while preparing for the innovations of tomorrow,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg (left) and Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said.

Buttigieg, Alghabra Commit to ‘Reinvigorate’ U.S., Canada Transportation Partnership

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra will team “to fight climate change and limit the environmental impacts” from the countries’ transportation networks, USDOT and Transport Canada announced on Feb. 25.