PTSI Transportation announced March 24 that Matthew Husar, retired Superintendent of Metra’s Rock Island District (also previously head of the Metra’s CCF control center, and former National Transportation Safety Board Railroad Accident Investigator) has been appointed to lead development and marketing of the The Route Learning System.
Husar is based in the Chicago area and has more than 35 years of railroad operating and management experience.
PTSI Transportation is a railway management consultancy firm, with 42 years of experience specializing in train operations and operations training, customer service, and on board service. It is headquartered in Rutherford NJ, ten miles from the heart of New York City. Michael R. Weinman is managing director.
The Route Learning System is a computer-based tool for teaching the physical characteristics of a railway line to train and engine crews and supporting operating management, and first responders and security personnel who need to be familiar with railroad property. It combines a fully annotated (voiceover and graphics) video from the train operator’s perspective, with a scrolling “you are here” track and physical characteristics chart. Each type of characteristic is displayed in a distinct color (track and distance, signals, civil structures and waterways, authorized speeds, electrification where used, etc.) It is designed for training center applications, command center operations, home-study, and in-cab display. It may be web-based, or used on a desktop, tablet or personal device.