Positive Train Control

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New from Wi-Tronix: Violet™ On May 17, Wi-Tronix, a global provider of LDARS (Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording Systems), will unveil an all-new remote monitoring technology called Violet™, described as “a revolutionary solution that will provide unprecedented monitoring for our clients’ high-value mobile assets . . . providing features that render all other LDARS obsolete.”

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Prior to its rollout at the Wi-Tronix Chicago Conference on May 17, 2016, the company has revealed several features of its all-new Violet™ Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording System (LDARS). “Violet™ is unlike anything the railroad industry has seen,” says Wi-Tronix Vice...
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Wabtec Corporation announced April 14, 2016 that it has signed a contract worth about $30 million to provide equipment and services for a Positive Train Control (PTC) system for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD). The contract is with...
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The Association of American Railroads on April 12, 2016 presented Michael Hoey, a CSX Transportation civil engineer from Philadelphia, Pa., the 2016 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award. U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) was the 2016 John H. Chafee Congressional...
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The BBC has filed the following report on the February 2016 head-on collision of two commuter trains in Bavaria, Germany: A German train [dispatcher] has been arrested over the February rail crash that killed 11 people in Bavaria, as prosecutors suspect...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on April 4, 2016 announced that it is accepting applications for $25 million in competitive grant funding available to railroads, suppliers, and state and local governments for Positive Train Control (PTC)...

fra-announces--million-for-ptc-implementation
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on April 4, 2016 announced that it is accepting applications for $25 million in competitive grant funding available to railroads, suppliers, and state and local governments for Positive Train Control (PTC)...
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Luther Sigsbee Miller, long-time Editor-in-Chief of Railway Age, died March 8, 2016. He was 89. Regarded as “the dean of American transportation journalists,” Miller came to Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. and Railway Age in February 1958 from The Institute for Railway Progress...
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BNSF President and CEO Carl Ice accepted Railway Age’s 53rd annual Railroader of the Year award Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Chicago’s Union League Club, at the traditional dinner hosted by the Western Railway Club. On the dais were Ice’s immediate...
All you need to know about FRA’s NPRM, Train Crew Staffing, can be found by clicking HERE. Or maybe by reading below. Your call. Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action and Legal Authority FRA is concerned that as railroads implement positive train...
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On May 17, Wi-Tronix, a global provider of LDARS (Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording Systems), will unveil an all-new remote monitoring technology called Violet™, described as “a revolutionary solution that will provide unprecedented monitoring for our clients’ high-value mobile assets ....