GE Transportation announced today that New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has signed an agreement to use the company’s software applications for railroad transportation management and railcar repair and maintenance.
Under the agreement, GE will provide both its RailConnect® Transportation Management System to support NOPB’s rail operations and the RailConnect Car Hire System, which will be used to manage accounting payables to automate car hire processing. GE said that the terminal switching railroad will also adopt its ExpressYard® software to manage railcar repair and maintenance.
“Migration to GE’s system represents a move to the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and integrated rail yard and railcar repair shop management system available,” said John Morrow, NOPB interim general manager, in a written statement. “GE’s solution is used by over 400 short line railroads across the United States, and the NOPB Railroad is pleased to be able to offer its capabilities to its customers.”