Communications & Signals

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CBTC: Are you a visionary or a skeptic? Dr. Alan F. Rumsey, P.Eng., FIRSE, has spent his entire career in railway signaling and communications, and is one of the driving forces behind CBTC (communications-based train control) for rail transit.

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The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded a $223.3 million contract to L.K. Comstock & Company Inc. to upgrade the New York City Transit Queens Boulevard Line (QBL) signaling system and install communications-based train control (CBTC). The line is...
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Michael S. Venter an Assistant Vice President and Senior Engineering Manager in its New York City office. In his new position, Venter will be responsible for providing project management and technical expertise related to rail...
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Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. Entries will be judged by experienced industry...
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GE Transportation announced its acquisition of Iders Incorporated, an electronic product design and manufacturing company for the rail industry. Iders Inc., the manufacturer of GoLINC – the onboard processing, storage, networking, and communications platform that it says "essentially turns a locomotive...
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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. As a result, says the...

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Dr. Alan F. Rumsey, P.Eng., FIRSE, has spent his entire career in railway signaling and communications, and is one of the driving forces behind CBTC (communications-based train control) for rail transit. Recently retired from Parsons, Dr. Rumsey is an independent consultant...
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. As a result, says the...
2017-fast-trackers-nominations-open
Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company.     Entries will be judged by experienced industry...
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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...