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AAR names environmental award recipients
The Association of American Railroads on April 12, 2016 presented Michael Hoey, a CSX Transportation civil engineer from Philadelphia, Pa., the 2016 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award. U.S. Senator…
Zero tolerance for cellphones
The BBC has filed the following report on the February 2016 head-on collision of two commuter trains in Bavaria, Germany:
Mobile ticketing expands to entire Metrolink system
Metrolink’s mobile ticketing app, which allows riders the option to purchase their ticket on a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device, is now available for all Metrolink trips, including trips…
Luther S. Miller, Nov. 30, 1926 – March 8, 2016
Luther Sigsbee Miller, long-time Editor-in-Chief of Railway Age, died March 8, 2016. He was 89.
MBTA: Back on track with new performance dashboard
Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack on March 28, 2016 announced a new level of transparency at the MBTA, with the launching of the MBTA's Performance Dashboard.
OUTFRONT Media, WMATA build on digital advertising partnership
OUTFRONT Media Inc., announced on March 24, 2016 the next deployment of its ON Smart Media platform with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), expanding the long-term relationship between…
Ice accepts Railroader of the Year award; Fast Trackers honored
BNSF President and CEO Carl Ice accepted Railway Age’s 53rd annual Railroader of the Year award Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Chicago’s Union League Club, at the traditional dinner hosted…
Maybe, maybe not
All you need to know about FRA’s NPRM, Train Crew Staffing, can be found by clicking HERE. Or maybe by reading below. Your call.
GE Transportation’s Digital Solutions bets big on Chicago
GE selected Chicago to be a core hub of its growing digital ecosystem and the company says it will provide deep investments to further advance its digital strategy.
New from Wi-Tronix: Violet™
On May 17, Wi-Tronix, a global provider of LDARS (Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording Systems), will unveil an all-new remote monitoring technology called Violet™, described as “a revolutionary solution that will…
Metrolink launches mobile ticketing app
Metrolink on March 3, 2016 launched the first version of its mobile ticketing app, which will allow its riders the option to purchase their ticket on a smartphone, tablet or…
Say hello to TEDS
The Federal Railroad Administration Office of Research and Development has funded the development of an analytical model for simulating train operations known as the Train Energy and Dynamics Simulator (TEDS).…
Railinc, LGS Innovations complete cybersecurity risk assessment
LGS Innovations recently announced it has successfully completed a comprehensive cybersecurity risk assessment contract with Railinc Corp., the railroad industry's “most innovative and reliable resource for IT and information services.”…
Alberta to Alaska bitumen railway feasible: Study
A study released by the University of Calgary Van Horne Institute suggests that it is feasible to build a railway to transport bitumen between Alberta and Alaska.
Kourosh Noori joins Stantec
Kourosh Noori has joined Stantec as Rail and Transit Systems Lead, Canada. He will serve as an authority on Transit & Rail Systems projects and provide guidance on managing…
Lemke rejoins WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Barry Lemke, an experienced signal design engineer with more than 35 years in the rail industry, has rejoined WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as a senior principal technical specialist in the…
Wabtec: Strong 2015, promising 2016
Wabtec Corporation on Feb. 18, 2016 reported record results for fourth-quarter 2015, as higher sales in the company’s Freight Group more than offset lower sales in the Transit Group, which…
Why occupancy = vitality
You remember this from not so long ago, don’t you?: “In much of Asia and Europe, engineers are protected by a technology known as positive train control or PTC.”
Metrolinx sets Toronto RER options
GTA (Greater Toronto Area) region public transportation agency Metrolinx outlined the four options being considered for the core of the Toronto Regional Express Rail (RER) network at a board meeting…
FTA sets FY2017 funding priorities
The Federal Transit Administration on Feb. 10, 2016 highlighted $3.5 billion recommended in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 federal budget to advance the construction or completion of 31 public transit…
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