Megatrends around global mobility, digitalization, and autonomy are creating significant disruption across the entire supply chain and logistics industry and challenging incumbents like the rail industry to either retrench or innovate.
With coal production declining at home and abroad and new energy advancements like renewables, smart grids, and improvements in battery storage more commonplace, new propulsion innovations are becoming a point of competitive differentiation and strategic control. Road transport is embracing these innovations more quickly than other modes.
With this backdrop, what is a modern railroad to do? Rod Case further explores this topic in the opening day session at RailTrends 2017.