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PS Technology: Cloud-based crew scheduling system

PS Technology (PST) and Rio Grande Pacific Dispatch have announced the first implementation of CrewPro Short Line™, a cloud-hosted and subscription-based railroad crew management system.Leveraging the latest technological advances in architecture, design and construction, the system serves as a subscription-based, flexible platform for crew scheduling. In addition

to handling hours-of-service requirements, the system can handle tie-up, work-list/pool management, seniority move bumps and FRA certification requirements, among many other functions.

Rio Grande Pacific Dispatch (RGP) — the third-party dispatching arm of short-line holding company Rio Grande Pacific Corp. — will utilize PST’s CrewPro Short Line to manage crew calling for the multiple railroads it serves. The system will vastly improve cost savings and accuracy while preventing errors prone to legacy methods used by many short lines, according to PST.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with such a well-respected leader in the short-line arena,” said PST President Seenu Chundru. “RGP immediately saw the benefits and implications of using a cloud-based, modern crew management system. This marks the first time as a company we’ve been able to support the short-line rail space with proven, Class I-derived tools. A cloud-hosted solution will be transformational for the short-line railroad crew environment.”