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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has authorized initiation of Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) operations for Positive Train Control (PTC) on North County Transit District (NCTD) Coaster trains, including revenue (passenger-carrying)…
Global mining conglomerate Rio Tinto says AutoHaul®—the US$518 million automation of its Western Australia Pilbara iron ore heavy-haul rail network—is progressing well, with about 20% of all train-miles now operating…
Norfolk Southern will be consolidating its Central Division headquarters operations in Knoxville, Tenn., into three surrounding divisions “as part of ongoing efforts to enhance customer service and improve operating efficiencies.”
Passengers on six transit services in the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area on July 17 began using Hop Fastpass™, a regional open-payments electronic fare collection (e-fare ) system implemented by INIT Innovations…
The Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy (BRACE) Act, introduced in March of this year, has achieved 226 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives (H.R. 721) and 51…
Rio Grande Pacific Dispatch (RGPD), formerly Nebraska Central Dispatch, has rebranded with a new name and logo, to strengthen its connection to parent company Rio Grande Pacific Corp., and more…
AECOM is set to acquire Shimmick Construction. While the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, the companies expect to close in AECOM's fiscal fourth quarter.
Nineteenth century economist Thomas Malthus is associated with a failure to recognize improved productivity as a tide lifting humankind’s standard of living.
A New York area transit operator has acquired Strukton Rail North America Inc.'s remotely controlled ZKL 3000 RC shunting devices.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has awarded Kapsch TrafficCom AG, whose U.S. operation is based in McLean, Va., a contract worth approximately $11 million for a turnkey regional…
Leica Geosystems, a division of Hexagon Geosystems and a provider of measurement technology, has acquired rail measurement specialist InfraMeasure. The acquisition, which creates a new Rail division, provides Leica Geosystems…
Legislation to improve rail safety through amplified use of the free-market forces of competition and innovation has been introduced in the Senate by Surface Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Deb Fischer (R-Neb.).
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has given the go-ahead for Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) of North County Transit District’s (NCTD) Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation project, managed by by Herzog…
Ron Zullig has joined railroad engineering and field support firm RailPros Field Services (RPFS) as Manager of Communications and Signals, a new position. He will oversee the RPFS Signal Department,…
Union Pacific is incorporating "smart monitoring," a technique the railroad says has the potential to revolutionize how the railroad's 18,000 bridges are inspected.
Unnamed sources inside Bombardier and Siemens AG have told the Montreal Gazette that the two companies are considering various joint ventures as part of the planned merger of their respective…
On the final day of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Genius Transit Challenge Conference, and two days after an unsecured segment of replacement rail apparently caused a New York…
Each year, hundreds of executives, technical experts, engineers and safety officers from across the railway supplier universe engage in an activity that, while largely unheralded, is enormously important to our…
Denver Regional Transportation District and its contractor, Denver Transit Partners (DTP), have been given regulatory approval to begin testing along the G Line on June 14.
President Donald Trump joined U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine Chao and other infrastructure stakeholders at USDOT headquarters to close out Infrastructure Week and push the regulatory reform element…
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