Engineered to Last

Railroads are growing, and engineering departments must keep up with developments. They are looking at workforce development, work processes, equipment, and technology as major areas of work. Some rail lines are reworking their maintenance-of-way (MOW) approaches. MOW work impacts transportation because trains cannot run on a track while it is being repaired. Engineering teams must minimize maintenance and engineering work time while keeping the rail network safe and reliable. The use of mobile technology has been implemented to speed up communications and workflow. Training programs have been instituted to enhance workers' knowledge and skills, and succession plans are being designed to fill spaces left by retiring workers. As technology develops, engineering departments must develop with it.

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  • Accession Number: 01497917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 2013 12:13AM