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FTA releases comprehensive CBTC study
Federal Transit Administration
has published a Rail Transit Signal and Control Systems Research paper that provides “a comprehensive evaluation of CBTC technology.” The research project was conducted by Alan Rumsey, Lori Colangelo, and Nigel Astell of
and Nabil Ghaly of
New York Rail Technology, PE PC.
RailComm system aids railyard expansion
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday, March 7, 2014, a major North American railroad yard in North Baltimore, Ohio, has chosen to upgrade it current yard control system to include 18 new switch locations. The locations include nine in the Process Area...
TÜV Rheinland acquires British company
Cologne, Germany-based TÜV Rheinland said Thursday, March 6, 2014, it has acquiried Risktec Solutions Ltd., based in Warrington, U.K. Risktec has offices in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the Middle East, and in North America. Risktec provides risk and safety services...
RR Mergers sets sale of signal subsidiary
St. Louis-based RR Mergers & Acquisitions on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, said it has sold J&A Industries to B & B Roadway and Security Solutions. Kansas City, Kan.-based J&A Industries is a manufacturer of signal equipment to major railroad industry leaders,...
ISR names Orellana Director, Communications and Wireless/Radio Frequency Technologies
Integrated Strategic Resources (ISR), a woman-owned business providing professional services specializing in systems integration management, communications networks, and applications and electronic security, has appointed Eduardo Orellana as Director, Communications and Wireless/Radio Frequency Tech-nologies. Orellana has more than 20 years of...
RailComm derail system employed in KC diesel shop
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 that a North American railroad yard in Kansas City, Kan., has added a remote control derail system to the diesel shop. The derail will be controlled using RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) system...
RailComm upgrades Texas yard system
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2014 it has upgraded the current Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) system in a Fort Worth, Tex., rail yard to include RailComm's Blue Flag Indicator (BFI) System. The RailComm BFI System allows a user to...
Railroad signalmen back California HSR effort
The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, announced "support for the California High-Speed Rail Authority [CHSRA] and California Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal that would authorize funding for the state's high-speed rail program, utilizing $300 million...
MTA touts LIRR, Metro-North apps
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) says customers using Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road services can now turn to official apps for real-time train information. The apps, known as Metro-North Train Time and LIRR Train Time, are available for...
LIRR taps Ansaldo STS for signal project
Ansaldo STS said Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 it has been awarded a $20.5 million signaling contract to provide MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) an upgraded 45-mile segment of right-of-way between Speonk and Montauk, N.Y., the easternmost portion of LIRR's...
AmtrakConnect® Wi-Fi coming to Chicago Hub Service trains
Free AmtrakConnect® cellular-based 4G Wi-Fi service will be available to Amtrak passengers by early February 2014 year on Chicago Hub Services trains in the Midwest, on eight corridors that, collectively, carried nearly 3.3 million passengers in Amtrak’s Fiscal Year 2013...
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