Tech Mahindra to digitally train employees of US Short Line Railroads
Tech Mahindra said it will develop and provide an online learning platform available by subscription. The online learning platform will include multiple modules of interactive training followed by assessment and evaluation.
PTC is a system designed to prevent train-to-train collisions, derailments caused by excessive speeds, unauthorised train movements in work zones and the movement of trains through switches left in the wrong position.
Tech Mahindra said on Tuesday that it will develop and provide an online learning platform available by subscription. It joins a select group of ASLRRA-curated PTC vendors providing specific services for class II and III railroads, made possible through a $2.5 million grant awarded by the Federal Railroad Administration to assist short lines in meeting PTC deadlines.
Lakshmanan Chidambaram, president, Americas Strategic Verticals at Tech Mahindra, said: “We are happy to utilize our core competency of technology to improve the efficiency of the US railroad industry and build a safer environment for citizens. Our customized digital training designed for ASLRRA will enable updating and implementation of training by an industry expert at a cost-effective price.”
The online learning platform will include multiple modules of interactive training followed by assessment and evaluation.
ASLRRA president Chuck Baker said, “The implementation of PTC is a complex and costly project for the US rail industry, including dozens of short line railroads. These small businesses have a complicated role to play, integrating with multiple Class I systems, and are challenged to implement with limited technical expertise and support. Tech Mahindra offers an easily accessible Web-based training programme customized for short line railroads, giving our members confidence that they will be compliant with PTC training requirements.”