Putting rail back on track in the US

President Biden has proposed a $2 trillion infrastructure plan that’s currently being discussed by members of Congress. It includes $85 billion for existing public transit (including commuter rail) and $80 billion for the country’s passenger and freight rail network.

Now that the US is rethinking the meaning of infrastructure and looking to fund public transportation at the federal level, it’s an ideal time to invest in technology that helps you better manage your local public transportation infrastructure.

HxGN Mass Transit combines asset and spatial data into an integrated network, giving your team access to accurate and up-to-date information on a single platform.


Mass Transit brings a new dimension to public transportation networks by allowing you to create an advanced digital twin of your city’s entire public transportation system. You can define lines and graph models based on switches and stops, set and adjust nomenclature, historize network segments and import networks created in CAD programs.

Users across the entire public transportation organization can create data, maps, reports and queries for their projects instead of having to rely on GIS specialists. Spatio-temporal dashboards provide accurate information in 2D and 3D, including the results of artificial intelligence algorithms for feature extraction and predictive maintenance.

The complete picture

Because Mass Transit uses the fastest Linear Reference System on the market, it provides precise locations without sacrificing speed. It’s easy to monitor and predict the health of assets, which affect the customer experience. Managing all your transportation assets in one place means you can see instantly what needs maintenance and where construction is happening, giving you a better picture of operations and enabling you to plan confidently.

The Mass Transit mobile app makes it possible for network rail operators and companies to stay informed about repairs and other work that might cause delays so they can inform passengers. Since railway movements also impact outside factors — like traffic on roads — shared situational awareness is beneficial to all who live and travel in the affected area.

Perks of rail

An expanded network of high-speed trains will serve millions more passengers with direct lines connecting cities that aren’t currently part of any rail corridor. As new routes are added to US rail service, the more choices citizens will have to get where they need to go.

Public transportation alternatives to driving a car will decrease traffic congestion, air pollution and commute times, while improving access to new areas — spurring development — and reducing the strain on air- and seaports.

Growing and modernizing rail in the US is vital to enhancing the country, economically and environmentally, and bettering the overall quality of life. And keeping the rail system safe, efficient, and up to date is key to making it as useful as possible. Learn more about HxGN Mass Transit and how it can help you manage your transportation assets and operations.


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