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KCS announces EVP Sameh Fahmy will leave company

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Kansas City Southern yesterday announced that Sameh Fahmy, executive vice president of precision scheduled railroading, will leave the company by the end of the year. 

During his tenure at the railroad, which began in January 2019, Fahmy led the company through its transformational implementation of precision scheduled railroading (PSR), KCS officials said in a news release.

Under Fahmy's leadership, the KCS team produced "positive results," including:

  • a measurable improvement to operating performance, including a 37% increase in train velocity and an 18% reduction in freight car dwell;
  • PSR initiatives that drove double-digit reductions in equipment and improvement to other productivity measures, resulting in significant operating ratio improvement and $150 million in annualized savings; and
  • progress toward additional savings and operational efficiencies.

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