With Cisco, today’s railroad can run on complex analytics. It’s a major breakthrough that’s unlocked insights into what’s happening on a second-by-second basis. –Jason Brown, Chief Technical Officer, RGP Transit.
Digital Trends Take to the Tracks
Transportation companies around the world are transforming themselves by using new digital technology to communicate and collaborate, while extracting data on critical infrastructure elements—where it counts and in real time. Rewards include improved safety, less expense and service disruption, as well as happier customers.
A leader in that digital trend is Rio Grande Pacific Corporation (RGPC). Managing four short line railroads across six states, the Texas-based company runs passenger and freight operations, while providing ancillary services such as signaling systems and third-party dispatching.
When Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) awarded its operation and maintenance contract in June 2016, RGPC was tapped to provide maintenance of way, dispatching, and signalling and communications systems services for the A-train, it’s commuter rail line. In addition, RGPC was tasked with updating their network infrastructure.