According to the AAR, U.S. Railroads started the month of September with a 5.6% decrease in carloads, continuing the 2019 trend in which traffic volume is down 3.7% over the first 36 weeks of the year.
 
In the current issue of Railway Age, Tom Forbes, CEO of Biarri Rail, says it is time for the industry to embrace Big Data, Algorithms and Internet of Things (IoT) Tools to uncover new insights, which will produce better decisions and strategic business outcomes.
 
In the article Tom describes how big data, combined with rail planning software, can be used for the management of locomotives, both from the planning and allocation, to the real-time dispatching in a large complex network. See the Railway Age September issue article at railwayage.com/analytics/visualize-allocate-execute-report/