Signal Engineering Solutions

RIOTECH provides a variety of custom railroad signal services from concept through final validation. Design services include highway grade crossings and railroad interlockings, route and aspect charts and control lines, as well as applications logic writing and testing for vital controllers.The staff at RIOTECH has extensive experience with grade crossings, interlockings, light rail, commuter rail, freight, and international rail.

Our team is skilled in programming:

  • VHLC
  • ElectrologiXS
  • XP4
  • Electrocod
  • Microlok
  • Microtrax
  • Genisys
  • GCP4000
  • iVPI
  • Genracode
  • Siemens S7
  • Hanning and Kahl
  • VeCom

We know what to do for your project.

Additionally, RIOTECH owns multiple VitalSim licenses for the graphical simulation of these applications.

Our engineers and technicians have decades of wide-ranging experience as railway signal engineers, CADD technicians, designers, and drafters. Our knowledgeable staff can provide factory testing, field testing, training, specification writing, and bills of materials.

Other areas of support:

  • Value Engineering
  • Estimating
  • Specification and Submittal Management and Review
  • Installation and Cut-in Support
  • Design and Programming of “Train to Wayside” Communications Systems
  • Software Management Control Plans for Compliance with FRA Rule 236.18
  • Peer Review
  • Technical Writing


Safety takes no shortcuts

Rio Grande Pacific Dispatch provides reliable, around-the-clock primary and backup rail dispatching for 11 short line and commuter railroads, a task that covers approximately 2,000 miles of main track throughout the United States.

RGP Dispatch is located adjacent to parent company Rio Grande Pacific‘s corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The rail dispatching center operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Currently, RGP Dispatch supports more than 1,100 crew starts, while typically issuing over 1,800 Track Warrants and 200 bulletins on a monthly basis.

The Power of Professionalism in Railroad Dispatching and Emergency Notification

  • Safety is our number one goal
  • Fully compliant with all applicable FRA requirements
  • Full range of dispatching services
  • Fulfillment of the Railroad Safety Improvement Act’s 24-hour crossing requirement (ENS)
  • Improved record retention including electronic record keeping
  • Help customers reduce overhead for staffing and equipment to dispatch their Railroads
  • Customized reports and metrics tailored to our customers’ needs

Technology Services

RIOTECH excels in the development of individualized technology services for common railroad challenges. Our expertise in utilizing Business Intelligence (BI), software solutions, trend analysis, preventative maintenance, and real-world data solutions ensures that we provide comprehensive, cost effective technology services to our customers. Our use of advanced BI provides deep insights into rail networking and back office operations, giving railroad operators and managers the information needed to make effective business decisions.

RIOTECH additionally develops monitoring products for commuter rails, short line railroads, and class I railroads.  Data gathered from the monitoring technologies is seamlessly implemented into our RIOT business intelligence dashboards, which can display anything from train schedules, on-time performance calculators, key performance indicators, and more. RIOT dashboarding works together with custom applications to provide real time analytics of track status and loss of shunt, while monitoring the network infrastructure and devices along the railway with a network presence. This process organizes information into a transparent, user-friendly system that contributes to a safer, more efficient railroad.

Our team strives to deliver products that allow maximum customer utility, ease-of-use, and integration with an organization’s overall business flow. We focus on individualized design solutions that address the unique goals and challenges faced by our partners in the railroad industry.