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Siemens, Thales land NYCT QBL West Phase 1 CBTC contracts The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security two 67-month contracts worth a total of $205.8 million to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on a portion of the New York City Transit (NYCT) Queens Boulevard Line (QBL).

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Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, has been awarded a $12.6 million contract from the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) to update its revenue management system, the company announced Sept. 1, 2015. The...
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Bytemark, Inc., a pioneer in mobile commerce ticketing and integration for the mass transit industry, and HaCon, the leading European player for planning, scheduling and information solutions, announced August 31, 2015 that they have been awarded a contract to provide...
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Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI), is a trade association made up of 300 member companies that supply Communications, Signal and IT products and services to rail and transit industry. The primary function of RSSI is to sponsor an annual exhibition that...
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Nexala, a subsidiary of Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Trimble that supplies rail vehicle lifecycle management technologies, will be deploying its R2M real-time remote diagnostics monitoring system on Irish Rail’s CAF 29000 fleet of commuter rail DMUs. R2M, said Nexala, “allows railway operators to...
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Chicago’s Daily Herald Business Ledger has selected Wi-Tronix co-founders Lawrence (Larry) B. Jordan, Jr. and Michael (Mike) Heilmann to receive the 2015 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award in the Innovation category. Jordan, President, and Heilmann, Executive Vice President, started  Wi-Tronix in 2004 “with...

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Chicago’s Daily Herald Business Ledger has selected Wi-Tronix co-founders Lawrence (Larry) B. Jordan, Jr. and Michael (Mike) Heilmann to receive the 2015 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award in the Innovation category. Jordan, President, and Heilmann, Executive Vice President, started  Wi-Tronix in 2004 “with...
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PTSI Transportation has commenced work on an application of its Route Learning System™ (the digital replacement for its Linear Route Profile™) for NJ Transit’s Newark Light Rail system. Newark Light Rail, along with NJT’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, the Belt Railway Company...
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Veteran railroad civil engineer and operating officer Alfred E. Fazio, P.E., has joined the staff of Railway Age as a contributing editor. Fazio, who has 40 years experience in freight and passenger rail, retired in January 2015 as Amtrak Deputy Chief...
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True success lies in the ability to predict future trends accurately and embrace them successfully rather than letting them adversely affect your business. The difficulty lies in making accurate predictions and knowing how to react, especially as the speed of...
Syntax-challenged George W. Bush was bang-on correct in saying, “You got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in.” So it is with Positive Train Control (PTC)—a $14 billion safety overlay utilizing...