Communications

Sophisticated data collection methods, along with high-tech systems to read and interpret the data, help railroads maximize their assets. Railroads are both asset-intensive and capital intensive. Knowing where and in what conditions…
Let me make one thing perfectly clear: I have never fueled a locomotive in my life, much less in a suit and tie. But in the photo above, taken at…
MTA New York City Transit has announced it will suspend weekend service this fall between Queensboro Plaza (Queens) and Times Square (Manhattan) to begin installation of communications-based train control (CBTC).
The Union Switch & Signal Company, known today as Ansaldo STS USA, and Railway Age have been partners since our company was founded by George Westinghouse in 1881. In 2011,…
Looking to really boost productivity? Wireless is the way to go. Two decades ago my counterpart in the C&S department of a Class I, the Chief Engineer Signals, noted that…
Current technology is not only more reliable, it's highly intelligent. When it comes to grade crossings, protecting people and equipment is the top priority for all railroads. Suppliers are making that…
Amid international speculation that its $300 billion high-speed rail program has been seriously damaged by faulty technology and a crash that killed 40 people (pictured), an announcement from Beijing on…
Amid international speculation that its $300 billion high speed rail program has been seriously damaged by faulty technology and a crash that killed 40 people (pictured), an announcement from Beijing…
Canadian Pacific has harnessed the latest train control and planning technologies to drive forward its successful long-train program. The first half of 2009 was a tough time for Canadian Pacific…
The proverbial ounce of prevention is worth more than any cure when it comes to keeping heavy tonnage on track.
Although the Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was written primarily for the Class I's, many of the short line and regional railroads that touch roughly one out of every…
INIT, Innovations in Transportation, Inc., said Thursday it has signed a contract with the Utah Transit Authority for the installation of an Intelligent Transportation Solution to be fitted on more…
Sophisticated data collection methods, along with high-tech systems to read and interpret the data, help railroads maximize their assets.
Current technology is not only more reliable, it’s highly intelligent.
PTC’s cost, technical challenges, and tight time frame are giving the railroads headaches. Suppliers are working feverishly to provide relief.
The Class I’s are, and the technical cooperation, says one key participant, “is truly remarkable.”
In recent years, machine-vision technology has found applications in the railway industry in detectors such as wheel profile measurement (WPM) systems and brake shoe measurement (BSM) systems. This type of…

RailComm has successfully commissioned a Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) system for the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s diesel multiple-unit (DMU) rail service in Austin, Tex. The Track Warrant Control portion of the system was launched just 32 days from the signed Notice to Proceed.

--> RailComm has successfully commissioned a Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) system for the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s diesel multiple-unit (DMU) rail service in Austin, Tex. The Track Warrant Control portion of…

Five Amtrak routes have been added to Google Transit, Google's public transportation trip planning function, for trip planning, Amtrak and Google have announced. The routes include: Empire Service (New York-Albany-Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.); Ethan Allen Express (New York-Albany-Rutland, Vt.); Hiawatha Service trains (Chicago - Milwaukee); Pacific Surfliner Service (San Diego-Los Angeles-Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo, Calif.); and San Joaquin service (Oakland-Sacramento-Fresno-Bakersfield, Calif.).

--> Five Amtrak routes have been added to Google Transit, Google's public transportation trip planning function, for trip planning, Amtrak and Google have announced. The routes include: Empire Service (New York-Albany-Buffalo-Niagara…

Italy's Trenitalia has awarded a contract to GE Transportation worth an estimated $60 million for the design, supply, and installation of 400 onboard SSC (Sistema di Supporto alla Condotta) train-protection systems for passenger and freight diesel locomotives. Trenitalia is the operating company of Italian State Railways.

--> Italy's Trenitalia has awarded a contract to GE Transportation worth an estimated $60 million for the design, supply, and installation of 400 onboard SSC (Sistema di Supporto alla Condotta) train-protection systems…

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