Cisco Case Study: Commuter Railroad Building a Foundation Based on Growth

Cisco Case Study: Commuter Railroad Building a Foundation Based on Growth

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...
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First Transit, Rio Grande Pacific, CTC, Inc. awarded DCTA A-train operations contract

Fort Worth, Texas (July 20, 2016) – Rio Grande Pacific Corporation (RGPC), a privately-held railroad holding company  operating four short lines in six states, and its wholly-owned subsidiary CTC, Inc. (CTC), a provider of signaling, communications and train control systems, products and services to the rail industry, together announced today the successful collaboration with First Transit, Inc. in the award of  the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contract from Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA). First Transit, the North American arm of UK-based FirstGroup plc and one of the largest private sector providers of public transit management and contracting in the U.S., will serve as the prime contractor. Fort Worth-based RGPC and CTC will support First as service partners and provide dispatching, maintenance of way and signaling services. The new contract, which runs for nine years with an additional five-year option, begins on October 1. “When this procurement was released, First committed to providing DCTA with the finest coalition of local service partners whose...
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