Gatekeepers of the Railroad
Today the role is more important than ever before. With the implementation of precision scheduled railroading, which is a railroad strategy that uses departure schedules and point-to-point delivery methods to achieve low operating ratios and to consolidate railroad networks, Class 1s are trying to maximize the dollar by sharpening efficiencies.
Expertise and Safety in Railroad Flagging
“Safety is of the first importance in the discharge of duty.” These words are a constant reminder of safety, on or off the track. This principle guides all efforts. It also promotes professional staff, management, and owner activity. In supplying RWIC and track protection service to railroads across America, RailPros has set the standard for this safety-sensitive service.
FRA 243 Training Team Success
The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 required the DOT Secretary to establish minimum standards for all safety-related employees (49 CFR Part 243). Implementation landed on January 1, 2020 for most larger employers to include Class 1 railroads, Passenger Operators and Training Institutions and/or Learning Organizations (TI/LO). To the surprise of many, this regulation was pushed forward to 2021 for contractors.