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Amtrak names new chief information officer
Amtrak on Monday announced Jason D. Molfetas is the company's new chief information officer (CIO), effective immediately. Molfetas will report directly to Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman.
Walter J. Zable, Cubic Corp. CEO, 97
San Diego-based Cubic Corp. said Monday corporation founder, Chairman, President, and CEO Walter J. Zable had passed away, at age 97.
RailComm adds CROR to DOC System Software
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says its state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system, used by RailAmerica's American Rail Dispatch Center, will soon have the ability to dispatch based on Canadian…
Wabtec makes $88 million acquisition
Wabtec Corp. announced Thursday that it has acquired Mors Smitt Holding, a global provider of electronic components for rail and industrial markets, from Eurazeo PME, for about $88 million.
MTA NYCT to boost L Line subway service
Aided by New York's first successful application of Communications Based Train Control (CBTC), New York City Transit's L Line will add service frequency June 9 in response to rapidly growing…
Alstom lands Wuppertal signaling contract
Alstom Thursday said it has signed a signaling system contract worth 17 million euros ($21.4 million) with WSW mobil GmbH to install an ERTMS1-based train command and control system on…
LRIW announces 2012 scholarship
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) announced its 2012 College Scholarship Program, which will award three separate scholarships to well-qualified students.
MAC Products Inc. acquires ProTran1
MAC Products Inc. on Monday said it has acquired ProTran1 LLC and ProTran Technologies, producers of worker and pedestrian related safety equipment and devices for the transportation industry.
BNSF launches interactive network map
BNSF has announced “a new interactive map highlighting events and activities along its 32,000-mile rail network.”
Bombardier touts regional rail ERTMS application
Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has delivered "the world's first application of a European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) regional solution on the Västerdal line in Sweden."
GO Transit picks INIT for fleet management system
INIT said Tuesday that GO Transit, a division of Metrolinx, has chosen the company to deploy a new fleet management system for 47 GO Transit railcars, as well as 424…
United States joins InnoTrans 2012 exhibitors
With the addition of the United States and Hungary, InnoTrans 2012 will have a record 32 countries mounting combined national and regional displays of their transport technology at the ninth…
Cubic unveils Nextaccount AFC platform
Cubic Transportation Systems has introduced Nextaccount, which it describes as "the first of several new products in Cubic's solution systems portfolio for the next generation of fully integrated Automated Fare Collection (AFC) systems."
RailComm aids Michigan short line dispatching
Marquette, Mich.-based Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad (LS&I) has been using RailComm's state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system to dispatch its railroad since 2007, but the DOC® System…
Anthony Perl joins Railway Age bloggers
Noted transportation academician Anthony Perl added his considerable expertise in rail transportation to the pool of Railway Age bloggers this week.
RT&S magazine redesign debuts
Railway Age sister publication Railway Track & Structures launched a redesign with its March 2012 issue. The new look is designed to better reflect the progression and energy of the…
RSI scholarship deadline one month away
Applications for the Railway Supply Institute's 2012/2013 Academic Year Scholarship are now available online—but the deadline of April 20, 2012, is not all that far away, so apply now.
RailComm names Michael Dampier VP
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm on Thursday announced that Michael Dampier has joined the company as vice president of Sales and Marketing. Dampier will be based in Jacksonville, Fla.
Invensys Rail, Lilee form PTC partnership
Louisville, Ky.-based Invensys Rail Corp. said Tuesday it and Lilee Systems have joined forces to bring a new Wayside Messaging Server (WMS) to Positive Train Control (PTC) applications across North…
Thales, Siemens land MTA NYCT contract
Thales and Siemens on Tuesday announced they have been awarded a contract to provide a permanent communications-based train control (CBTC) test track facility for Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York…
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