What Drives Me
In 1994 I made a commitment to bringing forward exactly what the world needs to solve its greatest challenges. It became clear to me: a civilization that invests in its inefficiencies is not sustainable. Getting our use of the wheel right for moving heavy weight over land became my drivetrain for innovative thinking that would lead society toward sustainability… Read More
Why Do Railroads Matter
Even beyond reduced emissions, the efficiencies of railroads generate many benefits. One of those benefits is a much lower impact on communities than highways. One train passes through a neighborhood in four minutes while the same cargo requires a tractor trailer every thirty seconds for one and a half hours. Railroads also alleviate highway congestion…
For humanity to succeed with billions of us on a planet of fixed physical capacity, we must move goods from place to place as efficiently as possible. Addressing urgent environmental challenges requires an increased use of rail transportation, supported by collaborative, whole systems practices that transform supply chains and how capital and resources are invested…
What’s the Plan?
We answer these challenges with a new way to think, plan, and invest. Our supply chain work models a much-needed shift—from capital and resource investment narrowly focused on individual projects, to regional, national, and global collaboration. Displayed below are our for-profit and non-profit entities that research and develop this model…
A 501(c3) non-profit advancing systems thinking, clear metrics and inclusive dialogue to achieve sustainable supply chains
A project of OnTrackNorthAmerica convening the freight industry, shippers, government agencies and community advocates
I am happy to see the Southwest Supply Chain Coalition continue to build momentum. Thanks to Tank Transport Trader for this article about our mission to create system-wide efficiency for the regional supply chain. #transport #supplychain #southwestsupplychaincoalition https://lnkd.in/eDYDwugM
We created this short video to relate the new approach to sustainable supply chain infrastructure investment that we are advancing. The Southwest Supply Chain Coalition that we are leading in partnership with the state of Nevada is grounded in this strategic thinking. This is the only way our nation’s upcoming infrastructure investment will get the job done.
Transforming Railroad Policy and Investment
The freight rail industry has a unique opportunity to address and overcome the systemic challenges that keep our immense contributions out of the spotlight and stifle significant capital investment waiting on the sidelines.
Watch the video or click to read the transcript of Michael Sussman’s powerful address at Railway Interchange 2019.