TriMet’s VR Training for Light Rail Operators Helps Employees Safely Learn Routes & Troubleshoot Problems

For TriMet (the fourth largest light rail operator in the US), operator training is critical.  Together with Foundry 45, they developed a virtual reality (VR) operator training program that offers the advantages of real-world scenarios:

  • increased flexibility
  • added safety

TriMet successfully piloted the VR training solution in October 2020.  The employee feedback was very positive and the virtual scenario-based program officially became part TriMet’s rail training education at the start of 2021, with plans to expand their VR training scenarios based on operators’ actual encounters.