Hall Joins PTSI as Route Learning System Project Manager

Written by David C. Lester, Editor-in-Chief
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PTSI Transportation, a transportation management consultancy based in Rutherford NJ, announced that effective immediately, Ms. Em Hall has been appointed Product Manager of its Route Learning System™, and will also serve as Midwest Region Director for the company.

Route Learning System™ is a multi-media training program to familiarize locomotive engineers, conductors, and rail transit train operators, with the physical characteristics of their routes.  It was first used by the Belt Railway Company of Chicago, and is now on NJ Transit Newark Light Rail, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s San Jose Light Rail, Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, and others.

Ms. Em Hall

Ms. Hall will be based in Chicago IL, where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago.. In her new position, she will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Route Learning System™, including technical development, implementation, marketing, and client service. In addition, she will represent PTSI Transportation in all its endeavors in the Midwestern states. PTSI Transportation, now in its 51st year, works in areas of train operations and safety, passenger service, intercity and transit bus service, luxury trains and tour trains.  An affiliate, On Board Specialists, is a joint venture with United Kingdom-based On Board Solutions, focusing on railway catering and food service.

Ed. Note: This is not the type of story we typically run on RT&S News. However, route learning systems are widely used in the industry and, of course, are based on the infrastructure of a given railroad. Are stories about route learning systems of interest to you? I had the opportunity observe and test one at the American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association show in New Orleans this week, and was very impressed with it. If you have a chance, please email me at dlester@sbpub.com to let me know if you find stories of route learning systems of interest. Thanks! DCL

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