Communications

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has been selected to replace the communication infrastructure for Portland, Ore., Trimet's CTC Dispatch System at 10 separate locations.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems $9 million contract to upgrade its TAP universal fare collection system.
Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) says its $130 million smart-card payment system, now dubbed "SEPTA Key," will be implemented on Philadelphia-area buses and subways beginning early next year, with implementation…
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 that a large Long Beach, Calif.-based container terminal selected the company "to provide remote automation to a new facility installation."
Siemens has been awarded a contract worth approximately €25 million (US$32 million) by the state government of Nuevo León (Secretaría de Obras Públicas del Estado de Nuevo León) to equip…
Amtrak has contracted with Siemens to build a new Sitras SFC Plus static frequency converter for upgrading its Metuchen traction power facility in northern New Jersey, along the Northeast Corridor.…
Ferromex railroad has chosen RailComm to provide yard automation to 80-plus newly-installed switch machines, which will be controlled via the RailComm Domain Operations Controller (DOC) in Torreon City, Mexico.
Thales Group announced Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 it will unveil its Thales' latest generation Platform Gate Family revenue collection system" at the American Public Transportation Association Expo, being held next…
SYSTRA on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 announced its launch of the RAILSIM X® Software Suite, an analytical software for rail systems modeling and simulations.
Locomotives are valuable mechanical assets. Here's how four railroads, working with an innovative supplier, are getting the most out of these complex machines.
Booth space reservations are now open for the indoor and outdoor exhibitions at Railway Interchange 2015, the U.S.-based combined exhibition and technical conference taking place Sunday, Oct. 4 through Tuesday,…
Wi-Tronix, LLC has announced "a new collaboration" with InStep Software "allowing Wi-Tronix to utilize InStep's PRiSM predictive asset analytics software in the company's locomotive remote monitoring services."
Seeing Machines Ltd. said Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 it "has signed a strategic agreement with Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD), a subsidiary of Progress Rail Services Corporation, a Caterpillar Co., related…
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CN on Sept. 9, 2014 officially opened its new employee training center in Winnipeg. The 100,000-square-foot facility is currently hosting 350-plus CN students from across Canada on a weekly basis,…
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) has ratified a labor agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway covering approximately 135 rail traffic controllers in Canada. The agreement was ratified…
Guerdon Sterling Sines, who retired in 1990 as the Union Pacific’s Vice President-Information & Communication Systems, died Aug. 27, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 85.
Wabtec Corp. has acquired C2CE Pty Ltd., a provider of railway signal design services in Australia.
Huber+Suhner said Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 it has been tapped by Thales to supply the latter company "with a range of trackside and on-board antennas and cables to support the…
A National Transportation Safety Board report on a Conrail Shared Assets derailment in Paulsboro, N.J., cites several factors, including inadequate safety training for train crews, as contributing factors.
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