Communications

Dennis Glenn Boll, retired Assistant Vice President-Signals, BNSF Railway, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minn., after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.
Spokespersons for VIA Rail Canada said Thursday the railroad this spring will offer the capability for passengers to stream live videos on their laptops, smart phone, or tablet.
Invensys Rail says it will serve as a subcontractor to Five Star Electric Corp. in a project to replace two rail interlockings for MTA New York City Transit.
Gilbert, S.C.-based Avtec, Inc. says Norfolk Southern has chosen the company’s Frontier-enabled Scout™ Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) consoles to replace aging equipment.
ABB said Friday it has received a contract from Toronto-based electrical contractor Ozz Electric, Inc. to supply and commission rail traction power equipment for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation said Thursday New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has signed an agreement to use GE's software applications for railroad transportation management and railcar repair and maintenance.
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says Compania de Ferrocarriles Chiapas Mayab (FFCM), located in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, has selected RailComm for its computerized Track Warrant Control System.
Avtec Inc. said Friday it and CSX Transportation have entered into a multiyear, multimillion dollar contract to migrate all of CSX's mainline dispatching centers to Avtec's Scout pure-IP radio console…
Thales on Friday announced that it has been awarded a contract by Partnerships B.C. to install its SelTrac® Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on the new SkyTrain Evergreen Light Rapid Transit Line in…
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has begun a seven-month long project to install high-definition cameras in approximately 850 existing, older model rail cars to assist law enforcement and deter crime.
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo addressed the Railway Age/Parsons Transportation Group International Conference on Communications-Based Train Control on Feb. 5. He spoke about rail's growing role in moving people and…
Amaro, Italy-based Eurotech Group says it has received a 1.2 million euro ($1.6 million) order to supply on-board rail equipment to Alstom Italy.
It's very impressive when one takes the time to consider all of the fault detection systems in the railway industry today.
In testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) Executive Director Patrick J. Foye praised the…
Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. (MBCR) on Monday announced the launch of the "Conductor Companion" pilot program, using mobile device technology to allow conductors on Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)…
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has been chosen to provide its state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system for Northshore Mining Co. The DOC system will have functionality for…
Lathi, Finland-based Teknoware Oy has acquired the assets and the name of Trans-Lite Inc. , a supplier of lighting systems for the rail industry in the U.S.
Montreal-based CANARAIL on Tuesday said it had formed "an exclusive partnership with the railway engineering and consulting firm A. de G. Ingenieria from Colombia."
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday released its "Subway Time" app for passengers with iPhones and iPod Touch devices, providing up-to-the-minute arrival times for trains on it's "A" Division…
Robert W. McKnight, former editor of Railway Signaling & Communications, a Simmons-Boardman publication, and C&S editor of Railway Age, died Dec. 9. He was 89.
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