JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – June 9, 2015 — Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) today announced the deployment of GE Transportation’s (GE) RailConnect™ mCrew, a mobile software solution allowing train crews to receive switching instructions and report car movement activity as the work is performed in near real-time. Using this technology, FECR will improve asset utilization, enhance operations productivity and better serve customers by providing more timely status updates on their shipments.
We are very pleased with the capabilities of mCrew. The constant flow of real-time data enables us to make more informed decisions and ensure that we provide the consistent, reliable service our customers need to manage their supply chains,” said Will Costantini, Vice President and Chief Transportation Officer.
Data transmitted from RailConnect mCrew flows seamlessly into FECR’s Transportation Management System, and can be accessed by customers through FECR Connect, the railroad’s online portal. Costantini noted, “The portal and FECR’s customer service have been enhanced by the timely information provided by this system.”
“mCrew is part of RailConnect 360, a connected suite of software solutions that provides data-driven insights. The new and improved User Experience truly puts the power of technology directly in the hands of train crews, capturing vital information when and where the work occurs,” said Kirk Knauff, GE’s Solutions General Manager.
The Florida East Coast Railway ("FECR") is a 351-mile freight rail system located along the east coast of Florida. It is the exclusive rail provider for PortMiami, Port Everglades, and Port of Palm Beach. FECR connects to the national railway system in Jacksonville, Florida, to move cargo originating or terminating there. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, FECR provides end-to-end intermodal and carload solutions to customers who demand cost-effective and premium quality. For more information, visit www.fecrwy.com.