Keeping Track of Rio's Mass Transit on Track
As published by The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
Using TransCore RFID technology, the MetroRio mass transit subway system can now monitor all rail cars as they are taken offline for maintenance. RFID tags are affixed to each rail car and its critical components. When a car enters the railroad’s maintenance yard and service is performed on a component, the system automatically identifies it and sends its information to MetroRio’s servers. The system is used to optimize each rail car part by calculating the correct time to perform preventive maintenance and identify how long the part is used, which creates costs savings for MetroRio by avoiding service disruptions.