Re: Basics of Running Commuter Railroads/Transit Systems: SMART Smart?
Author: SMART is like the ugly girl that thin
Date: 09-12-2018 - 19:54

Kraut Wrote:
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> The problem is, they do not have enough train
> engineers to run every half an hour as planned.


Because they continue to insist on being too picky in a very expensive market in a good economy.

They require a minimum of 3 years experience as a certified engineer. If they had been willing to hire experienced conductors and send them to a loco school (other commuter RR's have farmed that out, it exists) they could have already had them trained and marked up. They could structure the terms so that engineers must pay back the cost of their training if they left before X number of years.

They insist on engineers also filling in for conductors. Maybe some would like that, but most engineers I know have little interest in dealing with the hassles of an increasingly disorderly public.

The probation period for new hire engineers (who already have at least 3 years' experience elsewhere) is 12 months. I don't know about all commuter RR's, but that's pretty long compared to most freight lines.

So with all that they still expect engineers to jump at the chance to make the same money but pay 2 or 3 times as much for housing?

ACE has the same problems for some of the same reasons.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Basics of Running Commuter Railroads/Transit Systems: SMART Smart? Waldo 09-12-2018 - 15:39
  Re: Basics of Running Commuter Railroads/Transit Systems: SMART Smart? Graham Buxton 09-12-2018 - 16:15
  Graham Buxton You Missed the Point Waldo 09-12-2018 - 21:46
  Re: Basics of Running Commuter Railroads/Transit Systems: SMART Smart? Kraut 09-12-2018 - 16:16
  Re: Basics of Running Commuter Railroads/Transit Systems: SMART Smart? TMJ 09-12-2018 - 16:55
  Re: Basics of Running Commuter Railroads/Transit Systems: SMART Smart? Graham Buxton 09-12-2018 - 17:44
  Re: Basics of Running Commuter Railroads/Transit Systems: SMART Smart? Braxam Guhton 09-12-2018 - 19:40
  Re: Basics of Running Commuter Railroads/Transit Systems: SMART Smart? TMJ 09-12-2018 - 21:20
  Re: Basics of Running Commuter Railroads/Transit Systems: SMART Smart? SMART is like the ugly girl that thin 09-12-2018 - 19:54
  Re: Basics of Running Commuter Railroads/Transit Systems: SMART Smart? Part 2 09-12-2018 - 19:59
  Kraut Articulates SMART Truth or Propaganda? Waldo 09-12-2018 - 21:44
  Re: Basics of Running Commuter Railroads/Transit Systems: SMART Smart? Max Wyss 09-13-2018 - 01:51
  Re: SMART Smart? Or where's Waldo? BOB2 09-13-2018 - 07:40
  Re: SMART Smart? Or where's Waldo? Max Wyss 09-13-2018 - 08:28
  Re: SMART Smart? Or where's Waldo? steve 09-13-2018 - 08:51
  Re: SMART Smart? Or where's Waldo? synonymouse 09-13-2018 - 10:27
  Re: SMART Smart? And, from our favorite SMART expert.... BOB2 09-13-2018 - 11:42
  Re: SMART Smart? And, from our favorite SMART expert.... Graham Buxton 09-13-2018 - 12:13
  Re: SMART Smart? And, from our favorite SMART expert.... Commenter 09-13-2018 - 12:26
  Re: SMART Wrecked car steve 09-13-2018 - 12:33
  Re: SMART Smart? I know that, and the details of what happened.... BOB2 09-13-2018 - 12:56
  Re: SMART Smart? I know that, and the details of what happened.... david vartanoff 09-13-2018 - 13:49
  Max Wyss and BOB2: Thanks Waldo 09-13-2018 - 19:06


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