15 Apr 2019
Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) is a popular concept in the rail industry today. Some of the key goals of PSR are better customer service, reliability and efficiency. After the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific showed profitable success with PSR, CSXT launched its own implementation. Eventually, as CSXT began to show gains and improvements, the Union Pacific announced its plans for implementation, and the Norfolk Southern and Kansas City Southern followed soon thereafter. This indicates that PSR is a major goal for most major U.S. railroads. According to a recent article on Trains.com, the lone holdout among Class I railroads is BNSF, which has yet to indicate its intentions. Even so, shippers can anticipate changes in rail service as the plans unfold over the next few years.