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When you think of sophisticated ultrasonic detection analysis, Big Data or drones, America’s freight railroads might not spring to mind. But they should. The freight rail industry knows from experience how innovative technologies cultivate a safer system. In Report 1 of the State of the Industry series, learn more about the future of freight rail safety and innovation, today.
Investment Paves the Path to Innovation
The train accident rate has fallen by 79 percent since 1980, a stunning figure that has been driven by a powerful force: innovation.
Big Data’s Big Imprint on Rail Safety
Together with industry partners, railroads are finding innovative new ways to use Big Data to ensure safety.
PTC is Moving Forward Smartly and Responsibly
The freight rail industry is working diligently and methodically to move the incredibly complex Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system from concept to reality.
Today’s Technology is Shaping Tomorrow’s Railroads
The rail industry is pioneering exciting breakthroughs and applying new technologies to make the network even safer.
World-Class Training, Expansive Community Outreach
In 2016, the freight rail industry will continue to grow efforts to prepare first responders to safely respond to any rail emergency.
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