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Iowa Interstate 100% Violet You won’t find different shades of information technology on Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) locomotives. That’s because Wi-Tronix, LLC has equipped the entire IAIS fleet with Violet™.

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Amtrak and New York's Gateway project got a prospective funding boost as the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.2-trillion omnibus package to provide all discretionary funding for the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. But TIGER grants and California...
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Railroads restarted some services in Florida following Hurricane Irma, and began to assess damage throughout the southeast region. CSX said rail traffic resumed Tuesday night, and it re-opened its Jacksonville headquarters Wednesday after serious flooding inundated the downtown area. “Customers should expect...
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The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology, has sanctioned Penn State University-Altoona’s Rail Transportation Engineering (RTE)...
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As railroads in the Southeast brace for Hurricane Irma’s projected landfall Sept. 11 on the east coast of Florida, BNSF Railway reports that its operations in southeastern Texas are back to normal, with residual delays. BNSF has restored service on all...
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Railroads serving Florida and the Southeast coastal region are making preparations ahead of Hurricane Irma, which is forecast to make landfall along South Florida and move up the East Coast. The Federal Railroad Administration on Wednesday declared an “emergency event” for...

bnsf-we’re-back-from-harvey
As railroads in the Southeast brace for Hurricane Irma’s projected landfall Sept. 11 on the east coast of Florida, BNSF Railway reports that its operations in southeastern Texas are back to normal, with residual delays. BNSF has restored service on all...
railroads-suspend-services-position-equipment-ahead-of-hurricane-irma
Railroads serving Florida and the Southeast coastal region are making preparations ahead of Hurricane Irma, which is forecast to make landfall along South Florida and move up the East Coast. The Federal Railroad Administration on Wednesday declared an “emergency event” for...
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SYSTRA has acquired bridge design company International Bridge Technologies (IBT). Following the acquisition, IBT will be renamed SYSTRA IBT. SYSTRA says that the combination of the two companies "will provide clients with high-end technical expertise in bridge design combined with high-quality...
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Working with Rockwell Collins, Amtrak plans to equip approximately 310 diesel-electric locomotives with Positive Train Control (PTC) technology to comply with the Dec. 31, 2018 federal deadline mandated by the amended Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Amtrak has signed an...
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Union Pacific provided a second quarter update on its progress regarding implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) and notes it has made strides toward its 2018 goal. The Class 1 has acquired the necessary spectrum to support PTC operations and the...

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