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H.R. 3763 receives House approval
Following three days of debate, during which more than 100 amendments were considered, the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 5, 2015 “overwhelmingly” approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform…
Wi-Tronix introduces new Mobile Phone Detection System
Wi-Tronix®, a Bolingbrook, Ill.-based supplier of wireless systems to “improve the operational efficiency, service reliability and safety of locomotives” announced Nov. 4, 2015 its launch of the Mobile Phone Detection…
HSR in the Northeast: What next?
In this series published in Railway Age's September, October and November 2015 issues, Contributing Editor Alfred E. Fazio examines the possibilities and engineering requirements for high- or higher-speed rail in…
Automating the industry, one yard at a time
Classification yard performance has a direct impact on network velocity and efficiency. Process control systems are helping improve that performance.
Railroads get PTC reprieve as President signs Congressional transportation funding stopgap measure
The rail industry’s frenzied push to extend the Congressionally imposed deadline for implementing Positive Train Control—one of the largest unfunded mandates ever foisted upon a U.S. industry—finally came to fruition…
Predikto opens first European office
Atlanta, Ga.-based Predikto, Inc., announced Oct. 27, 2015 the opening of its first European office located in Vilvoorde, Belgium, and the expansion of its worldwide team to “meet rapidly growing…
ZTR’s Soora honored with LMOA MVP award
ZTR Control Systems, a London, Ontario-based global provider of control and monitoring systems for the railway market, announced Oct. 27, 2015 that its Manager of Engineering, Amarjit Soora, has been…
Harsco Rail appoints new VP, International
Worldwide railway maintenance and construction company Harsco Rail, a division of Harsco Corporation, announced Oct. 27, 2015 the senior leadership appointment of Andre Schoen as Vice President for the international…
House T&I passes H.R. 3763, PTC extension intact. Now the fun begins
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Oct. 22, 2015 unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763). Among the STRR Act’s numerous provisions…
Wabtec posts solid third-quarter results
Wabtec Corp. on Oct. 22, 2015 reported solid third-quarter 2015 results largely due to growth in the company’s Freight Group.
NS: No PTC extension? No PIH trains. No passenger trains
Norfolk Southern on Oct. 20, 2015 said, effective Dec. 1, 2015, it will no longer accept shipments of Poisonous-Inhalation-Hazard (PIH) commodities, and that passenger trains operated by Amtrak, Virginia Railway…
PTC: “It ain’t over till it’s over”
The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee has passed H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, commonly referred to as the “Highway Bill.” Buried deep within the…
Railway Age seeks entries for inaugural Fast Trackers contest
Railway Age on Oct. 20, 2015 launched its inaugural Fast Trackers contest, in which ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
Kontron highlights transportation computing capabilities at RI2015
Augsburg, Germany-based Kontron, a supplier of ECT (embedded computing technology) and an IoT (Internet of Things) consultant, showcased its line of standards-based transportation computers at Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis.
Railway Interchange executive spotlight: Kevin Riddett, Siemens Mobility
At Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis, Kevin Riddett of Siemens Mobility shared his views on the marketplace, on a variety of topics ranging from PTC and CBTC to high-speed passenger…
Keolis turns to GIRO for management software
Keolis Commuter Services has awarded GIRO, a supplier of planning, scheduling and managment software for public transit and paratransit operations, a contract for a HASTUS-Rail installation to optimize scheduling and…
Bombardier expands C&S footprint in North America
Bombardier Transportation is expanding its North American signaling and train control presence through two new rail transit projects.
Pinpoint battery problems with REC’s battery monitor
The Federal Railroad Administration requires grade crossing warning equipment backup battery systems to undergo inspection and load testing every 30 days, and does not allow any time frame flexibility. Railway…
Wabtec, Faiveley Transport commit to acquisition
Wabtec Corp. on Oct. 6, 2015 signed a definitive agreement with members of the Faiveley family to acquire approximately 51% of Faiveley Transport S.A., a provider of integrated systems and…
OKDOT Oks crossing upgrades
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation expects to spend approximately $100 million over the next three years upgrading 300 highway/rail grade crossings now only marked with crossbucks to full warning systems…
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