Communications & Signals

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CIROC the eyes and ears of Chicagoland railroading The railroads that make up the Chicago Planning Group and the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office (CTCO) in December 2015 opened the Chicago Integrated Rail Operations Center (CIROC) to monitor and facilitate efficient rail operations within Chicago.

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International consulting/engineering firm Ricardo Rail has appointed Brian Ruddy to the new role of Business Development Manager, U.S. to focus specifically on the domestic market. He will be based at Ricardo’s Chicago Technical Centre in Burr Ridge, Ill. Ruddy joins Ricardo...
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Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) announced Nov. 22 the award of a $4.8 million contract modification from the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to upgrade its Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system. Cubic says the upgraded system will provide the MTA with the opportunity...
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Railinc Corp. announced it has been named a winner at the 2016 North Carolina Tech Awards in the category of “Industry-Driven Company.” The NC Tech Awards are recognized "as North Carolina’s largest and most prestigious technology awards program, celebrating innovation and...
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GE Transportation and Transnet announced a South Africa partnership on Nov. 15. South Africa’s state-owned freight and logistics giant Transnet has partnered with GE Transportation to create "a digital solution that will seamlessly connect shippers and transport operators, enabling an efficient...
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has embarked on a three-month pilot program with technology provider TransLoc to integrate the state’s Amtrak train stations with public transit and Uber through TransLoc’s Rider app. The partnership “is designed to get passengers to...

ge-and-transet-innovate-in-south-africa
GE Transportation and Transnet announced a South Africa partnership on Nov. 15. South Africa’s state-owned freight and logistics giant Transnet has partnered with GE Transportation to create "a digital solution that will seamlessly connect shippers and transport operators, enabling an efficient...
trains-transit—and-uber
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has embarked on a three-month pilot program with technology provider TransLoc to integrate the state’s Amtrak train stations with public transit and Uber through TransLoc’s Rider app. The partnership “is designed to get passengers to...
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RailComm’s new, patented iTrack Intelligent Yard Inventory system has been successfully deployed at Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks (TASD). “iTrack solution is a new capability of RailComm’s yard automation portfolio,” says President Joe Forgione. “It is a real-time, fully automatic railcar...
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New Jersey Transit has executed a lease agreement with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the last component of radio spectrum needed for its Positive Train Control (PTC) system, and has set its FY2017 operating and capital budgets. NJT will...
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Herzog announced on October 19 that after 46 years in the Heavy Civil Construction Industry, Ralph G. Larison – Senior Vice President and National Construction Division Manager has transitioned as of July 1, 2016 to the Board of Directors of...