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Progress Rail updates Seeing Machines pact Progress Rail, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., has signed an updated Master Development Agreement with Seeing Machines, a specialist in computer vision technologies. The new exclusive agreement provides the framework to ready the companies’ fatigue monitoring solution for commercial use in rail applications.

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Tacoma, Wash.-based short line Tacoma Rail and Ohio-based regional Wheeling & Lake Erie have selected Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) Hosting services. Herzog PTC Hosting “allows railroads nationwide to simplify and accelerate their PTC implementation utilizing...
On Sunday, Sept. 3, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Lindsey Marie Michaels, 21, a junior at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pa., and her boyfriend climbed onto a slow-moving Norfolk Southern coal train. Lindsey was killed when she fell under the train....
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Railroads restarted some services in Florida following Hurricane Irma, and began to assess damage throughout the southeast region. CSX said rail traffic resumed Tuesday night, and it re-opened its Jacksonville headquarters Wednesday after serious flooding inundated the downtown area. “Customers should expect...
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MRT Holdings has introduced two new systems designed to help freight railroads and transit agencies improve track geometry inspection operations and work-zone sign management. The MRT Holdings Track Geometry System enables customers to take control of their inspection processes through a...
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President Donald J. Trump on Sept. 8 announced his intent to nominate CSX executive Howard R. “Skip” Elliott to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation. Elliott is a 40-year veteran of the...

new-m-w-systems-from-mrt-holdings
MRT Holdings has introduced two new systems designed to help freight railroads and transit agencies improve track geometry inspection operations and work-zone sign management. The MRT Holdings Track Geometry System enables customers to take control of their inspection processes through a...
elliott-slated-for-phmsa-post
President Donald J. Trump on Sept. 8 announced his intent to nominate CSX executive Howard R. “Skip” Elliott to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation. Elliott is a 40-year veteran of the...
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Patrick Allen, P.E., has joined HNTB Corp.’s national rail systems group as Manager of Vehicle and Rolling stock products, which includes locomotives and passenger cars and associated components, among them PTC (Positive Train Control) equipment. He is based in the...
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SYSTRA has acquired bridge design company International Bridge Technologies (IBT). Following the acquisition, IBT will be renamed SYSTRA IBT. SYSTRA says that the combination of the two companies "will provide clients with high-end technical expertise in bridge design combined with high-quality...
Knee-jerks are part of business, one of the risks of doing business. As for knees, like most people, I have two of them, and as for jerks, I’ve been one, on occasion. I remember my own knee-jerk after 1996 and FRA’s...

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