This team controls when trains can move and when maintenance on the rail network can be safely conducted. Dispatchers prioritize and plan train routes to ensure a timely, safe and damage-free delivery for customer’s freight. Dispatchers have an assigned territory that can range in size from twelve to over 1,000 miles. Candidates must be detail-oriented and able to multitask in a high-stress work environment.

Dispatchers work an eight-hour shift in an office environment. With train operations and maintenance occurring around the clock, these employees work shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Dispatchers work at three locations across the system: San Bernardino, California; Fort Worth and Spring, Texas. Most are located in Fort Worth.

Dispatchers are hired through Tarrant County Community College’s Railroad Program. To be considered for a position you must meet the college entrance requirements and successfully complete the 13-week training program. Please visit TCCD for additional information.