Planning for Conrail Integration: the Role of Models
Cordinator, Howard Rosen,
ALK Associates, 609-683-0220.
Speakers at the Roundtable were Dharma Acharya and Larry Shughart
from CSX Transportation and Roger Baugher from Norfolk Southern.
Presentations by CSX focused on integrating resources: locomotives,
rail cars, track, crews, etc.
Presentations by NS focused on traffic studies, environmental
planning and operational issues in terminal areas like Cleveland and
Both carriers talked about service design and integrated operating
RASIG Membership Meeting
- Thanks to Outgoing Officers
- Introduction of Officers For 1999-2000
- Treasurerís Report
- Discussion of Meetings
- Web Site
- Discussion of Corporate Membership
- Strategies for Increasing RASIG Membership
- RASIG e-mail Distribution List
- Other Business
Room 301, Cincinnati Conference Center.
All members were invited to attend a reception sponsored jointly by TSS,
RASIG, and Aviation Applications.
Session 1: National Planning Models
Capacity Planning for the Indian Railways
Peter Cook, GIS Trans.
A large-scale decision support system was developed and used for capacity
planning by the Indian Railways. The system, which features a GIS
interface, estimates freight flows over a multi-modal network based upon
modal performance capabilities.
Freight Demand Modelling
Carl Martland, MIT,
Andreas Aeppli, A & L Associates,
and Marc Warner.
A freight demand model based upon logistics costs was calibrated and
validated using extensive data collected from a broad range of industries
in India. The model was used to support capacity planning on the Indian
Strategies for Restructuring Railroad Networks
Daniel Roth, Mercer Management Consulting
An approach for identifying a profitable core network has been developed and
applied in restructuring of rail freight networks in Europe and South Africa.,
The methodology builds up a traffic base beginning with flows that cover their
variable costs, then adding traffic such that the resulting flows are able tog
cover infrastructure costs of the required network.
Session 2: Issues in Line Performance Modelling
Co-Chairs: Carl Martland, MIT and Bill Vanmarter, CP Rail
This session will provide a forum for the discussion of modelling issues
related to railroad line capacity and dispatching. The
intent is to encourage a lively discussion involving all participants.
Line Capacity Optimization using the Branch & Bound Method
Marc S. Meketon; MultiModal Applied Systems, Inc.
Intelligent railroad line capacity systems seek the best plan for meeting and passing trains on sidings and multiple
tracks. The B&B method has been used in several commercial systems to develop the meet/pass plans. We overview
the basics of this method, using simple examples for illustration purposes.
Dispatching Optimization: Real Time Application
William Matheson; GE Harris Railway Electronics
Other Sessions of Railroad Interest:
Session SC28 -
Panel: The Impact of Information on Logistics
Session MD17 -
- Railway Applications
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