Tracking Trip Optimizer Usage for Fuel Savings

Tracking Trip Optimizer Usage for Fuel Savings

When the control system’s impact on fuel savings is estimated to be 3%-18% realized, how do you confirm the technology is correctly applied to assure on-time arrival with the least possible fuel usage? The solution is real-time alerting to the Fuel Desk,...
Locomotive Idle Reduction

Locomotive Idle Reduction

This is the second part in a series about fuel conservation. To read the first post in this series on The Need for Accurate Fuel Consumption Data, click here. To read the third post, Optimizing Locomotive Energy Management Systems (EMS), click here.   INTRODUCTION TO...
The Need for Accurate Fuel Consumption Data

The Need for Accurate Fuel Consumption Data

This is the first part in a series about fuel conservation. To read the second post in this series on Locomotive Idle Reduction, click here. To read the third post, Optimizing Locomotive Energy Management Systems (EMS), click here. INTRODUCTION Class I railroads in...
Not Another Scorecard

Not Another Scorecard

Over my 22 years of involvement in the rail industry, I’ve seen scorecards come and go.  Common sense tells us the act of measuring something does not make it better. However, the actions that are driven by measurement can move a company toward improvements. How can...
Improving Situational Awareness for Railways

Improving Situational Awareness for Railways

Operating a train is a challenging undertaking. Conditions inside the cab as well as outside can be trying as the hours stretch on through night and day without much change. The tedium of miles traveled over the same track, the same scenery, and the same roaring drone...
Decision Systems In Rail

Decision Systems In Rail

The entire transportation industry is exposed to massive disruption due to the significant improvements in safety, efficiency and reliability that can be achieved by applying modern information technology to age-old business practices and processes. It is estimated...