Global demand for rail services continues to outpace available capacity and infrastructure, while aging systems and traditional business practices limit tangible responses to address the problem.

Rail executives are being presented with a mandate by society to build rail systems that are smarter. The smarter railroad requires an intelligence that is networked, communicating and aware across the rail ecosystem. It requires information to be shared across the enterprise and between many different stakeholders including the railway, shipper, car owner, travel agent, municipalities, inter-modal carriers and customers, local and global. Now is the time for the railroad industry to take advantage of this opportunity.

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