Communications

Invensys announced late Wednesday it will sell Invensys Rail to Siemens AG for $2.8 billion.
Thales said Thursday it has acquired Sysgo AG, describing the latter as “the European leader in real-time, highly secure operating systems.”
RailComm has been selected by Herzog Technologies, which has offices in Oceanside, Calif., to provide a wireless remote control yard system for the Port of Los Angeles.
Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), expanding its system from its namesake territory into California's Silicon Valley, has awarded a $10 million contract to Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., to install…
The Toronto-based Trapeze Group announced that it has provided the Chicago Transit Authority with a workforce management system providing "self-service options to support nearly 8,000 employees across more than 18…
A signalization modernization project that falls under the CREATE (Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency) program and funded through TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economy Recovery) grants has been completed.
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Monday it has been selected to provide a wireless remote control derail system at BNSF's Amarillo, Tex., yard for the roundhouse engine tracks.
Falls Church, Va.-based ENSCO, Inc. said Wednesday Amtrak has selected for use the company's TrackIT(r) Track Chart Management System. The web-based system hosts Amtrak's official track charts and provides them…
VIA Rail Canada said Wednesday it has initiated "a new electronic ticketing service enabling passengers to access their tickets and information anywhere and any time from their personal electronic device,…
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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Monday initiated a pilot project to allow passenger rail riders to purchase and display their tickets on smart phones.
Thales said Tuesday Jernbaneverket (JBV), the Norwegian rail administration, awarded a framework agreement to deliver a new interlocking system, The initial 33 million euro ($41.5 million) phase includes three signaling…
MTA Metro-North Railroad continues to add real-time train information access to its "outlying" stations, this week adding Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to the list.
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Tuesday BNSF has added the company's Blue Flag Indicator (BFI) System to its Belen Yard, N.M., facility.
Alstom says it has signed a contract with Danish railway infrastructure owner Banedanmark to deliver on-board equipment to railway operators in Denmark, and to equip 503 train cars with Atlas…
Mississauga, Ontario-based Trapeze Group Friday said the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston Metro) has chosen the company's Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) technology for Metro's rail and bus operations.
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday it has been chosen to provide its state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system for Emmett, Idaho-based Rio Grande Pacific Corp. (RGPC).
The CAF Group has merged three of its companies—Traintic, Trainelec, and DTQ4—into CAF Power & Automation, “new company dedicated to the design and manufacture of electric power distribution systems and…
Caltrain said Tuesday it will begin testing a Predictive Arrival/Departure System that will tell riders in real time when their train will arrive at the station and whether the train…
Wabtec Corp. Friday said it has signed contracts worth about $25 million to provide components, including on-board Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment, for 50 new transit cars being built by…
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