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Project Description

The Rail Traffic Controller (RTC) program simulates train traffic over a rail network using a highly sophisticated dispatching system. Currently, all Class 1 railroads use the RTC program to eliminate unnecessary delays and improve the fluidity over their systems. The program will allow Metra to perform the same analysis and improve our scheduling process as compared to our current practices. The improved process will directly impact the overall customer experience by creating schedules that effectively take advantage of all aspects of Metra's rail network. RTC will also be used to help identify possible capital investments, aid in identifying areas of operation to maximize the use of the system, and enhance the overall customer experience. Funding: 2011 ICE: $40,472

 
Status
Status:Completed
Program:Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement
Program Year:2012
Project Type(s):Capital
Grantee:Metra
Current Activities:Metra has purchased software for this project. Delivery and installation of the software was completed.
Information Updated:November 2018
 
Funding
RTA:$40,472.00
Local:$10,118.00
Federal:$0.00
Total:$50,590.00
 
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