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Virtual-reality railcar maintenance: Keolis Keolis Commuter Services, contract operator of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) regional/commuter trains, is testing specialized virtual reality glasses for maintaining cars and locomotives.

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Gregory A. Kelly, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. and Latin America region of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been named the 2016 Gallery of Success awardee by Temple University’s College of Engineering. Kelly oversees a workforce of 7,500...
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Jannet Walker Ford, Vice President and North America Director of Policy and Strategic Programs at Parsons, has been elected to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Board of Directors. Walker Ford’s appointment took place at APTA’s 2016 Annual Meeting in...
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One of the busiest commuter rail lines in the U.S. is accelerating a buy of 60 new railcars. The State of Connecticut will purchase an additional 60 M-8 EMU (electric multiple-unit) cars by 2019, each equipped with 105 seats, to accommodate...
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FLIR Systems, Inc. unveiled Sept. 20 the FLIR RSX-F intelligent sensor for advanced fire detection inside railway passenger vehicles. The FLIR RSX-F uses the FLIR Lepton® thermal sensor and high-definition visual imaging for fire and occupancy detection as well as...
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed three new executives to its North American rail transit and transportation and infrastructure businesses. Yassmin Gramian has been named Northeast Business Development Director for the Transportation and Infrastructure sector at WSP | PB. She is...

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A study commissioned by Chilean State Railways (EFE) into the construction of a new rail link between Santiago and Valparaíso has concluded that one of the options under consideration would meet government investment criteria. In Chile, rail is at a disadvantage...
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Under an expansion of the Student Pass program approved by the MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board, as this new school year begins, students with a Student CharlieCard will pay half-price per trip on all modes of transit and may...
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Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, along with a diverse team of industry and academic partners, announced Sept. 14 a working collaboration to develop a prototype that integrates future ticketing technologies to support a doubled rate...
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As an agency with extensive rapid transit (New York City Transit) and regional/commuter rail (Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North) networks, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is deeply involved both with CBTC (communications-based train control) and federally mandated PTC...
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Sound Transit in Washington state is adding a mid-day Sounder train to its south line service beginning this week. The mid-day train will depart Lakewood at 10:18 a.m. and stop at all south line stations before arriving in Seattle at 11:31...