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GAO report confirms need for PTC deadline extension
A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that most U.S. railroads will not be able to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) technology by the current Dec.…
Matt Cole named president of CTS
Matt Cole, EVP and deputy of Strategy and Business Development for Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), has been appointed president of CTS and senior vice president of Cubic Corporation, effective Oct.…
Jamie Miller named new president and CEO of GE Transportation
GE has appointed Jamie Miller as president and CEO of GE Transportation, the company announced Sept. 14, 2015. Miller succeeds Russell Stokes, who will lead GE’s Energy Management business, effective…
Beyond basic AEI
Class I railroads have been seeking a rugged mobile AEI (Automatic Equipment Identification) application that will provide them with detailed railcar inspection and maintenance functions in addition to asset tracking.…
Alstom lands Metrolinx traffic control center contract
Metrolinx, the government agency that oversees public transportation in Canada’s Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area in Ontario Province, on Sept. 10, 2015 awarded Alstom Transport a contract worth $127 million…
Is PTC a prelude to crewless trains?
An assistant to the president of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company once said, “… let us direct our thoughts toward what would be required in the way of equipment or…
Wi-Tronix® offers intelligent power supply
Wi-Tronix LLC®, a provider of remote monitoring products and services for the rail, marine and mining industries, offersd its Wi-Power III, which it describes as “an intelligent power supply that…
Parsons awarded Metra PTC contract
Metra, Chicago’s commuter rail operator, has awarded Parsons a contract to install Positive Train Control (PTC) technology on its commuter rail lines.
BART awards $12.6 million revenue management system contract to Cubic
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, has been awarded a $12.6 million contract from the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) to update its…
Bytemark, HaCon team up with Capital Metro on real-time trip planning
Bytemark, Inc., a pioneer in mobile commerce ticketing and integration for the mass transit industry, and HaCon, the leading European player for planning, scheduling and information solutions, announced August 31,…
RSSI: Railway Interchange Exhibition a place for meaningful interaction
Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI), is a trade association made up of 300 member companies that supply Communications, Signal and IT products and services to rail and transit industry.
U.S. supplier Nexala lands Irish Rail technology contract
Nexala, a subsidiary of Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Trimble that supplies rail vehicle lifecycle management technologies, will be deploying its R2M real-time remote diagnostics monitoring system on Irish Rail’s CAF 29000 fleet…
Siemens, Thales land NYCT QBL West Phase 1 CBTC contracts
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security two 67-month contracts worth a total of $205.8 million to install communications-based train control…
Wi-Tronix co-founders honored
Chicago’s Daily Herald Business Ledger has selected Wi-Tronix co-founders Lawrence (Larry) B. Jordan, Jr. and Michael (Mike) Heilmann to receive the 2015 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award in the Innovation category.
PTSI Transportation starts Route Learning System for NJT
PTSI Transportation has commenced work on an application of its Route Learning System™ (the digital replacement for its Linear Route Profile™) for NJ Transit’s Newark Light Rail system.
Fazio joins Railway Age contributing editor staff
Veteran railroad civil engineer and operating officer Alfred E. Fazio, P.E., has joined the staff of Railway Age as a contributing editor.
Is rail doing enough to secure its future?
True success lies in the ability to predict future trends accurately and embrace them successfully rather than letting them adversely affect your business. The difficulty lies in making accurate predictions…
PTC: It’s the deadline, stupid
Syntax-challenged George W. Bush was bang-on correct in saying, “You got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in.” So it is…
A Siemens-Bombardier merger in play?
Munich, Germany-based Siemens and Montreal, Canada-based Bombardier are engaging in preliminary talks to merge their rail businesses, according to a report in the July 29, 2015 edition of The Wall…
LRIW President: The best and brightest come to Railway Interchange
As the president of the League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW), I am looking forward to hosting our annual conference in conjunction with Railway Interchange once again.
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