Trapeze Group2018 Rail Trends: Falling Behind or on Track to Revitalize the Industry?
"2018 is the year when maintenance becomes the transit industry's priority. With a growing backlog of maintenance needs, high public focus on the condition of the railways, and the new FTA rule on transit asset management plans, agencies will need to step up and demonstrate the condition of their rails and how they aim to prioritize repairs. Agency boards can no longer push new lines or extensions while neglecting the existing system. Agencies will develop innovative approaches to maintenance, both internally and by the use of competitive tendering, to stretch public dollars further and benchmark performance and accountability.”