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PTSI Transportation: Route Learning System™

PTSI Transportation Managing Director Michael Weinman (right) hands over map books to NJ Transit Acting General Manager Joseph Tassiello.
Photo Credit — PTSI Transportation

PTSI Transportation has completed its digital Route Learning System™ for New Jersey Transit's Newark light-rail line. The system is an operations training program used to teach the physical characteristics of a railroad to operating employees, rail or transit police, and first responders.

The Route Learning System consists of digital maps and charts, as well as a video of the railroad taken from the engineer's/ operator's perspective.

The tool can be used in a training center, taken home for personal study or viewed on a screen in the operating cab to "enhance situation awareness," PTSI officials said in a press release.

"The unique firsthand perspective of the video combined with the scrolling detailed track maps promotes comprehension of the physical characteristics that far exceeds the learning quality of rote memory," company officials added.

The Route Learning System can help train first responders who may be called onto rail property. In addition, dispatchers and control center personnel can use the system as a real-time reference.