Short Line Railroads - GIS Opportunities Workshop

January 30-31, 2019


Daniel M. Collins
Collins Enterprises
Mr. Collins, a former FRA Official, serves as a consultant to industry and Government on a host of safety and security issues. Over the past several years Mr. Collins has performed as a Project Manager on the development and implementation of a GIS based software to help Short Line railroads become compliant with Federal Hazardous Materials routing rules. Prior to that engagement Mr. Collins ran a non-profit organization providing real time content and response information in a proprietary software to emergency responders dealing with railroad freight and passenger incidents. At one time over 2 million responders had secure access to this information. Mr. Collins is currently serving as a railroad industry expert to the efforts of GISLLC to deploy GIS based solutions to short line railroad business, operations and logistical issues.