Positive Train Control

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Tri-Rail signs Wabtec for PTC Wabtec Corp. announced it has signed a contract worth about $40 million to design, install, test and commission Positive Train Control (PTC) for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, operator of the Tri-Rail commuter service.

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Watco Companies celebrated a new Safety Through Awareness and Training (STAT) Center with a ribbon cutting. The state-of-the-art facility is located in Fairfield, Ala. and will be home to training hundreds of Watco team members each year. The center was created...
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Wabtec Corp., in reporting results for 2017’s first quarter, noted that higher Transit Group sales offset lower Freight Group figures. The company also affirmed financial guidance for 2017. Sales for the first quarter were $916 million, with higher sales in the...
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Siemens’ U.S. unit has launched Digital Rail Services, a new business that will use intelligent sensors and advanced software platforms to put intelligence behind billions of data points created on the country’s rail systems. The company said this insight will help...
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Veteran railroad signal engineer Keith Holt has left Amtrak, where he was Deputy Chief Engineer, Communications and Signals, to become Director of Engineering for Railroad Systems at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. Holt will be responsible for leadership, direction and management of...
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OSIsoft, a provider of operational intelligence software, and LILEE Systems, a provider of mobile communications systems for the transportation industry, have entered into an alliance “to improve safety and equipment health of rail and transportation networks through Big Data and...

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The Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration released a status update today on railroads' progress implementing positive train control (PTC) systems in the fourth quarter of 2016. The status update, based on railroad-submitted quarterly data, shows freight railroads continue to make...
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Wabtec Corp. on Feb. 21 reported results for 2016’s fourth quarter and full year, and issued financial guidance for 2017, that reflects “significant headwinds” in the freight and industrial markets, as well as ongoing effects from its acquisition of Faiveley...
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CN’s planned C$2.5 billion (US$1.9 billion) 2017 capital program is “focused on hardening core infrastructure,” the railroad said on Feb. 9. CN plans to invest approximately C$1.6 billion on track infrastructure “to maintain a safe and efficient network.” Planned work includes...
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Stuart Chirls has joined the staff of Railway Age as Senior Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City. Chirls previously worked as digital editor for the Journal of Commerce covering container shipping, railroads, logistics, policy and global...
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Next Generation Train Control (NGTC) has been a popular subject for conferences for a number of years. However, judging by the attendees at past NGTC-related conferences, this is a subject of little interest to the U.S. freight railroads. On the surface,...

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