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Working within the up-to five-year extension Congress granted in late 2015, the Association of American Railroads has set year-end 2016 goals for Positive Train Control implementation.
RailComm has been selected to replace an obsolete control system with its DOC® system at a Class I yard in Buffalo, N.Y., the company announced Jan. 11, 2016. The system…
After nearly three months and 57 entries later, Railway Age editors, along with judges Nick Little, Managing Director of Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program and Ronald L. Batory, President…
Amtrak activated its final segment of ACSES (Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System), its version of Positive Train Control (PTC), along the Northeast Corridor on Dec. 18, 2015. ACSES is now…
RailComm has completed installation of a remote control system for 19 switch machines at the north end of a Class I yard in Jackson, Miss.
Norfolk Southern's Wick Moorman responds to Railway Age’s October 2015 issue cover story on Positive Train Control.
RailComm has completed installation of a yard automation system and a CAD (computer-aided dispatch) system at U.S. Sugar in Clewiston, Fla.
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Duos Technologies Group, Inc., a provider of intelligent security and analytical technology solutions, has been awarded a new contract from a major railroad operator for a complete train…
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corp., on Nov. 19, 2015 released the Ventra Mobile App for Chicago Transit Authority rapid transit, Metra regional/commuter rail and Pace…
VIA Rail on Nov. 14, 2015, commissioned CTC (centralized traffic control) on its entire North Mainline (Guelph Subdivision) between Georgetown and London, Ontario.
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation announced Nov. 19, 2015 that it has signed a three-year contract extension with TransLink commencing in September 2016, to continue…
BNSF has tested a UAS (unmanned aerial system, better-known as a drone) supplied by Boeing Co. subsidiary Insitu Inc. in east-central New Mexico, on approximately 132 miles of main line…
Ansaldo STS, a Hitachi Group Company, has been awarded a $53.2 million contract from Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) for the full design and build of the agency’s Media-Sharon Hill…
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®, 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…
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…
Classification yard performance has a direct impact on network velocity and efficiency. Process control systems are helping improve that performance.
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…
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 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…
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