At the inaugural meeting of the UITP (International Association of Public Transport) International Rail Forum for North America in New York City Dec. 8-9, three themes emerged among domestic and global transport executives:
The Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) unanimously voted Dec. 12 for an entirely new fleet of Red Line cars, rather than refurbishing existing cars.
GE Transportation announced its acquisition of Iders Incorporated, an electronic product design and manufacturing company for the rail industry.
Dr. Alan F. Rumsey, P.Eng., FIRSE, has spent his entire career in railway signaling and communications, and is one of the driving forces behind CBTC (communications-based train control) for rail transit.
The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) announces its 248th regular meeting will be held at the Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort during January 10 - 12, 2017.