Freight rail is one of the safest industries in the nation.
This achievement is due in large part to the industry’s strong safety culture, visible in everything from training to operational protocols. Even so, accidents sometimes occur. Railroads prioritize investments to address and eliminate the causes of these accidents. Technology plays a crucial role in achieving that goal. Today’s rail technology enables railroads to inspect their track and equipment with greater efficiency and reliability. These advanced tools also empower rail employees to make better decisions, giving them an inside view of the rail network’s infrastructure, well beyond what the human eye can see.