TRAINFO Selects RapidDeploy to Deliver Railroad Crossing Delay Data to Public Safety Organizations
TRAINFO, a solution dedicated to reducing traffic delays and accidents at road crossings, announced a long-term strategic agreement with cloud-based emergency response platform, RapidDeploy. The partnership will deliver railroad crossing impedance data to public safety organizations using RapidDeploy’s Radius Tactical 911 Map.
With over 200,000 rail crossings across North America, many responders are delayed every day by previously unavoidable rail crossing blockages. TRAINFO solutions leverage a network of acoustic train sensors and proprietary machine learning technology to provide emergency responders with predictive rail crossing blockage information.
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Sensors are installed off rail property and on the public right-of-way, allowing cities and communities to own and operate these sensors. TRAINFO data is then integrated into RapidDeploy’s Radius 911 Tactical Map and Nimbus Cloud Aided Dispatch solutions, giving call takers and dispatchers real-time situational awareness to select and route first responders based on travel time, not just proximity.
“The data TRAINFO provides is core to our mission of reducing response times, and we are excited to be working hand in hand with TRAINFO, The Federal Railroad Administration and communities to solve this long-standing challenge for first responders,” said Steven Raucher, Co-Founder and CEO at RapidDeploy.
For the first time, emergency responders can see where, when and for how long a rail crossing will be blocked. By displaying accurate predictive rail crossing information in RapidDeploy Radius up to 30 minutes before the blockage occurs, TRAINFO and RapidDeploy provide public safety organizations with an unprecedented level of situational awareness, optimizing unit selection and routing to avoid rail crossing blockages.
“The Radius platform is the most effective way for TRAINFO to deliver predictive rail crossing blockage information to public safety professionals. Displaying TRAINFO data alongside the real-time situational data RapidDeploy already provides makes them an ideal partner to reach the public safety market,” said Garreth Rempel, Co-Founder and CEO at TRAINFO.
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