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Progress Rail updates Seeing Machines pact INDIANAPOLIS: 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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Dockets for the fatal Sept. 29, 2016, NJ Transit commuter rail collision in Hoboken, N.J., and the Jan. 4, 2017, Long Island Rail Road collision at the Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, New York, were opened to the public Sept. 21 by...
njt-touts-safety-initiatives
On Sept. 21, the same day the National Transportation Safety Board opened the docket on New Jersey Transit’s Sept. 29, 2016 Hoboken Terminal crash to the public, NJT announced it “has implemented a variety of rail safety upgrades over the...
hti-adds-watco-to-its-ptc-family
Watco Cos. LLC, a short line railroad holding and transportation services company based in Pittsburg, Kan., has selected Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) hosting services. HTI previously announced PTC hosting contracts with Tacoma, Wash.-based short...
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The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) unveiled an analysis of the economic role its 260-plus member companies play in the U.S. economy during Railway Interchange 2017 in Indianapolis. The analysis shows that RSI members represent more than 756 rail supply locations...
wsp-honored-for-california-rail-projects
WSP USA, the former WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, made significant contributions on rail projects which recently received awards from the California Transportation Foundation (CTF). The Exposition Line Light Rail in Los Angeles received CTF’s Overall Project of the Year award, and...

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Canadian National (CN) and Metra have replaced track on the Rock Island Line, the 40-mile district between LaSalle Street station in Chicago and Joliet. The replacement began the evening of Sept. 16 with buses available between 35th Street and LaSalle Street...
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INDIANAPOLIS: Norfolk Southern has reached a preliminary agreement with Progress Rail, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., for Guardian End-of-Train (EOT) devices. Progress Rail, which announced the agreement at Railway Interchange 2017, will deliver the devices, described “state-of-the-art,” to...
progress-rail-updates-seeing-machines-pact
INDIANAPOLIS: 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...
tacoma-rail-taps-hti-for-ptc
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...
I'm pleased (and relieved) to report that, with a push from readers of this blog and the Association of American Railroads, Subaru has thankfully removed its “Boxcar” ad from circulation, demonstrating at least some sense of corporate social responsibility. Now,...

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