Railroading’s ‘Rising Stars’ share their views on the industry’s top challenges

What are the greatest challenges facing the railroad industry today? We recently posed the question to Progressive Railroading's 2021 Class of Rising Stars. The class includes (from left) Joangelie Lind, Florida East Coast Railway; Andrea Niethhold, CN; Preston Nelson, Watco; and Marcus Parrott, BNSF Railway Co.

What are the greatest challenges facing the railroad industry today? That’s what Progressive Railroading recently asked the young professionals who the magazine selected as recipients of this year’s Rising Stars Awards. Their answers touched on a range of topics, from technology and automation, to workforce recruitment and retention, to competition and customer service.


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