Communications

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.
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 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…
Fairport, N.Y. based RailComm said Thursday it has provided a wireless remote control derail system at Amtrak's Maintenance Facility in Hialeah, Fla., outside Miami.
Thales announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a contract from Hyundai Rotem for communications-based train control (CBTC) signaling on the Sin Bundang Line, linking Seongnam, South Korea, with Seoul, the capital.
"Good web design is making a comeback," says Rob O'Regan, editor of eMedia Vitals website, citing five recently revamped websites, including Railway Age magazine's recently redesigned website. 
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France-based Thales Group said Monday it has been awarded a contract by IHI Corp. to resignal and upgrade the automated people mover (APM) located within Hong Kong international airport.
Railway Age Publisher Jonathan Chalon on Friday announced the “official launch of the new Railway Age website.”
The AREMA Educational Foundation once again is offering scholarships to engineering students who are specializing in the railway industry and supports other educational and training endeavors that help to ensure…
Improved technology from suppliers backs up a continuing campaign to keep accident trends going in the right direction.
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation said it had completed its acquisition of software provider RMI from The Carlyle Group. GE said late Tuesday the acquisition significantly expands its Software and Optimization…
Dear Railway Age and Rail Group News readers, Happy New Year. January 1 marked my first day as Publisher of the Simmons-Boardman Rail Division, which consists of Railway Age, International…
Ansaldo STS said Wednesday that as part of its ongoing re-organization, it had named Thomas P. Lawton president and CEO of Ansaldo STS USA, succeeding Dr. Alan E. Calegari.
Bombardier Transportation on Monday said it has won a contract for propulsion and control equipment in India from Mumbai Railway Vikas Corp. (MRVC) in India. MRVC is a joint venture…
GO Transit says it has launched GO Mobile, the rail operator’s first official mobile application, in collaboration with Ryers on University. GO Transit says the app is now available on…
Sophisticated data collection methods, along with high-tech systems to read and interpret the data, help railroads maximize their assets. Railroads are both asset-intensive and capital intensive. Knowing where and in what conditions…
Let me make one thing perfectly clear: I have never fueled a locomotive in my life, much less in a suit and tie. But in the photo above, taken at…
MTA New York City Transit has announced it will suspend weekend service this fall between Queensboro Plaza (Queens) and Times Square (Manhattan) to begin installation of communications-based train control (CBTC).
The Union Switch & Signal Company, known today as Ansaldo STS USA, and Railway Age have been partners since our company was founded by George Westinghouse in 1881. In 2011,…
Looking to really boost productivity? Wireless is the way to go. Two decades ago my counterpart in the C&S department of a Class I, the Chief Engineer Signals, noted that…
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