Monday, October 26, 2009

Ansaldo STS USA launches PTC-dedicated website

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Pittsburgh-based Ansaldo STS USA said Monday it has launched www.PTC-ASTS.com, a website dedicated to Positive Train Control (PTC) solutions. The site has been created to address the mandate for PTC nationwide due to the Rail Safety Improvement Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Bush in the fall of 2008.

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ASTS USA says it has worked diligently to provide a comprehensive family of products to help the rail industry meet the 2015 deadline set by the act. The website provides a guide to ASTS USA’s VitalNet™ PTC Solution. The VitalNet PTC Solution includes a family of new products specifically designed for PTC wayside, onboard, and office applications.

The website also includes: continuously updated product information; service Manuals and documentation; new product developments; and PTC-specific news from ASTS USA.

Design of the website allows users to find the products that are specific to their application. For example, the company said, the products and solutions relevant to the needs of a freight railroad may not meet the needs of users in Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.

The company also announced Monday that Chief Operating Officer Jeremy Hill is leaving as of this Friday, October 30, after serving for 30 years. In a statement, Ansaldo STS USA President and CEO Dr. Alan E. Calegari said Hill "has been an important contributor to our organization. The whole Ansaldo STS team recognizes and appreciates the contributions he has made over his years with the company."