AAR’s Senior Vice President of Safety & Operations talked to The Mobility Podcast about the potential automated technologies have for transforming the rail industry, including through Positive Train Control (PTC).

“There is a lot of potential from a business perspective, safety perspective and even a sustainability perspective that automated technologies can offer,” said Rush. “PTC is an example of a massive investment by the railroad industry in a complex system that can provide these benefits.”

Additionally, Ted Greener, AAR Director of Public Affairs, joined Rush and discussed the rising demand for consumer goods in the country and affirms the freight rail industry’s commitment to meeting the demand through innovative technologies. “The ability to implement technology that will allow the freight rail industry to become more efficient is critical to meet the increasing demand for freight shipments.”