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Analyst: GE/Alstom deal strengthens Alstom’s competitive position According to analyst Eshna Basu of The Motley Fool, “the General Electric-Alstom deal could create the world’s largest rail equipment maker.” Basu’s analysis follows GE’s multi-billion-dollar purchase of Alstom’s power business last month—a deal that includes Alstom’s acquisition of GE Transportation’s signaling and communications business.

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Protran Technology has delivered the first sets of its Collision Avoidance System to a major East Coast transit agency and a maintenance-of-way contractor. “These orders are the first of what is expected to be several hundred per year,” said Protran Technology...
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Transport for London (TfL) has awarded Cubic Corp.’s UK subsidiary Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd. a contract worth more than $700 million (U.S.) for the Electra ticketing and fare collection system. The contract is a continuation of the partnership between TfL...
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InnoTrans 2014 is shaping up to be the largest-ever of this bi-annual global railway trade show, which attracts close to 3,000 companies representing every railway discipline. North American participation at InnoTrans is growing, as evidenced by Matthias Steckmann, Executive Director,...
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TransWorks and Raven Logistics said Thursday, July 3, 2014 they have formed a strategic alliance "that provides freight customers the benefits of a one-stop shop for managing transportation by either rail or truck." Fort Wayne, Ind.-based TransWorks develops and manages computer...
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At its 25th Annual Client Conference June 23-25, 2014, GE Transportation announced new software systems and services and recognized seven customers with its Fast Track Award for rail industry software excellence and innovation. “This year’s three-day conference offered more than 50...

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Wi-Tronix, LLC says it has signed a contract with Co-Operative Bulk Handling (CBH), an Australian grain logistics co-operative, to provide locomotive remote monitoring and hosting services. The Wi-Tronix array of mobile asset management tools, integration experience, and customer service will be...
transworks-raven-logistics-form-strategic-alliance
TransWorks and Raven Logistics said Thursday, July 3, 2014 they have formed a strategic alliance "that provides freight customers the benefits of a one-stop shop for managing transportation by either rail or truck." Fort Wayne, Ind.-based TransWorks develops and manages computer...
ge-client-conference-spotlights-software-innovations
At its 25th Annual Client Conference June 23-25, 2014, GE Transportation announced new software systems and services and recognized seven customers with its Fast Track Award for rail industry software excellence and innovation. “This year’s three-day conference offered more than 50...
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Protran Technology has secured a contract from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide 100 of its Station Platform Intrusion Warning systems. Protran’s system, described as “the first of its kind,” can detect intruders or other emergency events and send...
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Amtrak seeks to improve and upgrade its WiFI coverage along the Northeast Corridor, and has issued a Request for Proposals to implement such action. Suppliers interested in the upgrade, labeled Contract No. DOC45231, are expected to reply by July 28, 2014. On...