Positive Train Control

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Wabtec lands Alaska Railroad PTC contracts The Alaska Railroad has awarded the Railway Electronics division of Wabtec Corp. $16.6 million worth of contracts to provide PTC (positive train control) equipment and services, including CAD (computer-aided dispatch) and back office systems. The systems will be installed on the railroad’s 525 miles of controlled track, which are used for freight and regularly scheduled passenger service.

bnsf-cites-good-4q-full-year-results
BNSF has reported operating income for the fourth quarter of 2013 of $1.88 billion, up 15% from $164 billion in income in the fourth quarter of 2012. Income for the full year of 2013 was $6.67 billion, up 11% from...
isr-names-orellana-director-communications-and-wireless-radio-frequency-technologies
Integrated Strategic Resources (ISR), a woman-owned business providing professional services specializing in systems integration management, communications networks, and applications and electronic security, has appointed Eduardo Orellana as Director, Communications and Wireless/Radio Frequency Tech-nologies. Orellana has more than 20 years of...
aar-welcomes-new-members
Two regional railroads and eight railway suppliers have joined the Association of American Railroads as Full Members and Associate Members, respectively. Indiana Rail Road Company and Pan Am Railways, Inc. have joined the AAR as Full Members. “We are delighted...
ptc-needs-prompt-path-weekend-closure
PATH weekend train service between New Jersey points and downtown Manhattan will cease for 45 weekends during this year, in order to expedite installation of Positive Train Control (PTC), PATH and parent Port Authority of New York & New Jersey...
wabtec-lands-marc-ptc-contract
The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $13 million contract with Wabtec Corp. subsidiary Wabtec Railway Electronics to install Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on MARC regional passenger railcars. The contract, announced Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, includes the installation...

ptc-needs-prompt-path-weekend-closure
PATH weekend train service between New Jersey points and downtown Manhattan will cease for 45 weekends during this year, in order to expedite installation of Positive Train Control (PTC), PATH and parent Port Authority of New York & New Jersey...
wabtec-lands-marc-ptc-contract
The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $13 million contract with Wabtec Corp. subsidiary Wabtec Railway Electronics to install Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on MARC regional passenger railcars. The contract, announced Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, includes the installation...
lirr-taps-ansaldo-sts-for-signal-project
Ansaldo STS said Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 it has been awarded a $20.5 million signaling contract to provide MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) an upgraded 45-mile segment of right-of-way between Speonk and Montauk, N.Y., the easternmost portion of LIRR's...
sound-transit-taps-wabtec-for-ptc
Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. said Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 it has signed a $34 million contract with Seattle's Sound Transit to design, install, test, and commission a Positive Train Control (PTC) system on the agency's regional rail line. Sound Transit's 82-mile line...
News item: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) ordered MTA Metro-North Railroad to have two qualified crewmembers in the lead cab until Metro-North’s signal system is updated to ensure automatic train control (ATC) slows trains automatically if the engineer fails to...