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04 November 2015

The tangled tale of PTC

Why is PTC so expensive? So complicated? So time-consuming? Delving into its past may provide some answers.

04 November 2015

Trillium blossoming

Ottawa’s O-Train has grown from an experiment into an expanding system, with state-of-the-art equipment.

In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic as well as volumes for October 2015 and the first 10 months of 2015, AAR Senior Vice President John T. Gray said that "a divide has opened up between the service sector, which appears to be fairly robust in many respects, and manufacturing, which appears to b ...
Wi-Tronix®, a Bolingbrook, Ill.-based supplier of wireless systems to “improve the operational efficiency, service reliability and safety of locomotives” announced Nov. 4, 2015 its launch of the Mobile Phone Detection System. This new ...

Air brake technology is improving. Do FRA brake test rules need updating?

In this series published in Railway Age's September, October and November 2015 issues, Contributing Editor Alfred E. Fazio examines the possibilities and engineering requirements for high- or higher-speed rail in the U.S., with emphasis on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, including an improv ...
04 November 2015

Jersey Transit Strong

It takes tenacity—and lots of capital—to keep one of the nation’s largest rail transit systems rolling.

Classification yard performance has a direct impact on network velocity and efficiency. Process control systems are helping improve that performance.

Rep. Reid Ribble’s (R-Wisc.) controversial proposed amendment to H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, which would allow heavier trucks on interstate highways in an effort to save shippers time and money, was rejected by the House on Nov. 3, 2015.

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