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Preventing, not chasing, the ambulance
The Sept. 29th NJ Transit accident in Hoboken will, of courser, trigger another round of the now-usual “how could its,” “should nevers,” “told yous,” “failure to properly regulates,” “lack of…
Union Pacific focus: Future
Cover story, September issue: Like most Class I railroads, Union Pacific has had to make adjustments to deal with sharp declines in coal and other commodities. While its $3.75 billion…
Amsted Rail, GE form strategic partnership
Amsted Rail and GE Transportation have formed a joint venture “to combine GE’s experience in train management and locomotive monitoring with Amsted Rail’s expertise in onboard monitoring of railcar component…
Watco taps HTI for PTC
Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) has entered into a contract with short line holding company Watco Companies, LLC to provide PTC (positive train control) program management and back office hosting services.
Herzog dons a Red Hat in a private Cloud
Herzog Technologies Inc. (HTI) on Sept. 19, 2016 launched a Cloud-based PTC (positive train control) system using technology from Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open-source systems.
GE and Intel unveil "superbrain" for locomotives
GE Transportation, in collaboration with Intel Corp., introduced a “superbrain” platform solution for locomotives that transforms them into mobile data headquarters, “helping make trains smarter and faster.”
MTA’s Prendergast at NGTC: “Nothing more important than CBTC and PTC”
As an agency with extensive rapid transit (New York City Transit) and regional/commuter rail (Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North) networks, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is deeply involved…
United Rail’s BBR Rail Automation contracts for Edmonton development
On Sept. 1, 2016, the Canadian government awarded a lion’s share of transit development agreements in the province of Alberta to the city of Edmonton.
"Fall peak" changes for the rail industry, also
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III is discontinuing the practice of sending an annual letter to the railroad industry asking Class I and other railroads to comment on…
FRA’s quarterly PTC whip-cracking
A quarterly status update released Aug. 17, 2016 by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) “underscores the need for railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) as quickly and safely as…
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