Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has installed a shove track detection and indication system that complements its yard control system at CSX’s Erwin Terminal in eastern Tennessee, near the North Carolina border.
The system provides remote indication of shove track status, allowing train operators to know when trains have reached the detected limits of the shove zone. The shove track system interfaces to the existing RailComm Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) System and provides field indications and shove track status on the DOC® System graphical user interface.
RailComm 2.4 GHz RADiANT™ data radios provide a wireless communication network to link office and field locations.
New Jersey Transit, following the cancellation of its Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) project, has asked a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) to authorize the diversion of $75 million in federal funding to pay for 100 additional multilevel passenger cars.
NJT seeks authorization from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, the MPO covering 13 northern New Jersey counties, to use money provided by the Federal Highway Administration originally for the ARC project, which was to add two rail tunnels under the Hudson River paralleling Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. FHWA was supplying up to $1 billion for the project, since canceled by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, through its Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program.
NJTPA’s project prioritization committee expected to make a recommendation to the full board before the NJTPA board holds it next meeting, scheduled for Jan. 10.
NJT’s Board of Directors approved the purchase of 100 multilevel cars from Bombardier Transportation last July.