JACKSONVILLE, Fla, August 6, 2015 – Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) is pleased to announce the execution and implementation of new amendment to our Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) with our FECR Train and Engine/Yardmaster employees. These employees are represented by the Sheet Metal Air Rail Transportation (SMART) organization. The CBA’s were amended on June 18, 2015 and compensation as outlined in the agreements was received on July 30, 2015.
FECR Announces Amendment to Collective Bargaining AgreementPosted on August 17, 2015.FECR Opens New Train Dispatch CenterPosted on August 17, 2015.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla, July 15, 2015 – Maximizing Train Efficiency And Safety – On Saturday, July 11th, Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) successfully transferred its train dispatching operations to a state-of-the-art Dispatch Center equipped with its new Wabtec Train Management Dispatching System (TMDS). “The new dispatching system has been in development by FECR and Wabtec for almost 8 months”, said Fran Chinnici, SVP Engineering, Mechanical and Purchasing for FECR, “and both Wabtec and our Dispatch System Implementation Team did an outstanding job of developing and integrating the nVolumes Up 26% in First Year of New FECR Intermodal Facility at Port EvergladesPosted on August 17, 2015.
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – July 14, 2015 – Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) is celebrating its first-year anniversary operating its new Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) adjacent to Port Everglades with a 26 percent increase in volume, according to James R. Hertwig, FECR President & CEO.FECR Adopts New Locomotive TechnologyPosted on August 17, 2015.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – June 11, 2015 — Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) has installed Trip Optimizer technology in its 24 new GE ES44C4 locomotives. Trip Optimizer is designed to help railroads manage fuel expense while maintaining predictable transit times.FECR Invests in Mobile Technology to Gain Efficiency, Enhance ReliabilityPosted on August 17, 2015.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – June 9, 2015 — Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) today announced the deployment of GE Transportation’s (GE) RailConnect™ mCrew, a mobile software solution allowing train crews to receive switching instructions and report car movement activity as the work is performed in near real-time. Using this technology, FECR will improve asset utilization, enhance operations productivity and better serve customers by providing more timely status updates on their shipments.FECR Adds Next-Day Service to Central FloridaPosted on August 17, 2015.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – June 4, 2015 — Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) announced today that it is expanding its intermodal rail service into Central Florida to include next-day service to Fort Pierce on weekends. Previously, FECR provided next-day service to Fort Pierce six days each week.