by Randolph R. Resor
, Michael E. Smith and Pradeep K. Patel
According to a study on dispatching effectiveness in railroading, significant reductions in travel time are available when there is a greater availability of real-time or near real-time information for railroad dispatchers (Resor, Smith and Patel, 1997).
In Burlington Northern's
analysis, a meet/pass planning model developed at the University of Pennsylvania
was applied to actual train movement data on 16 BN line segments (Resor and Smith, 1989).
A detailed description of the methodology used to develop the benefits estimates shown in Table 5 may be found in an earlier study (Resor, Smith, and Patel, 1992).
A great deal of effort was expended in simulations of operations in order to develop these numbers, and they represent the best available estimates of savings from PTC implementation (Resor, Smith, Patel and Kondapalli, 1990).
, Randolph R.
and Michael E. Smith.
has 28 years of experience in railroading and rail rapid transit.
career as special assistant to William Dempsey, the incoming president of the Association of American Railroads, in 1977.
Following work at the U.S. Railway Association and the New York City Transit Authority, in 1987 Mr. Resor joined ZETA-TECH Associates.
is the author of more than 30 published papers covering transportation cost analysis, rail operations, and the use of computers in railroading.
He is national treasurer of the Transportation Research Forum, and a member of Transportation Research Board Committee AT010, Freight Transport Economics and Regulation.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in history and economics from the University of Chicago, and completed a year of graduate study at Northwestern University's Transportation Center.