Communications

Transit Wireless has awarded a contract to Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) to supply the architecture for Phase 2 of the extensive project to bring Wi-Fi to the New York City…
Lilee Systems and Alstom have introduced a new, jointly developed communications management technology that they say “will become the backbone of Alstom’s Positive Train Control (PTC) system.” The technology is…
In April 2013, Cisco and Lilee Systems announced plans for what they call “the industry’s first end-to-end communications network for PTC with a proof-of-concept network, located in the San Francisco…
At Railway Interchange 2013 in Indianapolis, GE Transportation is featuring new technologies in the areas of EPA Tier 4 emissions compliance, LNG fuel, and web-based asset management.
Protran Technology, which recently provided its real-time Trespass Warning and Track Monitoring System to the Los Angeles County MTA and Maryland MTA, has developed a Flood Warning System that alerts…
New York Air Brake has appointed Bill Kleftis Vice President of Engineering and Dr. Karen Tichenor Vice President of Quality and Program Management.
Starting Sept. 16, 2012, public transit riders in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex can use their smartphones "to buy, store and activate passes for DART, The T and DCTA," the three…
Coordinating an introduction with the start of the NFL San Diego Chargers' 2013-2014 season, San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) announced Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, the pilot launch of MTS…
SYSTRA announced on Sept. 3 that it has “recently strengthened its team by bringing on new technical experts across a variety of rail engineering and operations analysis disciplines.”
In an ideal world, human beings would never make mistakes and equipment and systems would never fail. Unfortunately we don’t live in utopia, as the spate of serious railway accidents…
SYSTRA has named Patrick Harrison, P.E., as Vice President and Sector Manager, Systems. He will lead SYSTRA’s signal, communications, and systems integration engineering practice and be based in the company’s…
Ritron, Inc. has delivered 59 of its U.S.-designed and –built RCCR-151 narrowband analog locomotive radios to the Long Island Rail Road. The contract, which includes radios and accessories, is worth…
North County Transit District in San Diego County, Calif., said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, it will introduce a revamped website Friday, Aug. 30.
SYSTRA is taking significant actions to further develop RAILSIM®, what it calls “the rail industry’s leading rail operations analysis and simulation software.” These initiatives are designed “to better meet the…
TÜV Rheinland of North America said Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 it is offering ISO 50001 certification service to companies across all industries "seeking to enhance their energy performance, reduce production…
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has provided a state-of-the-art Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system for Northshore Mining in Silver Bay, Minn.
BNSF plans to invest an estimated $335 million to improve and expand rail capacity in North Dakota and Montana this year.
On Aug. 14, 2013, the Surface Transportation Board adopted final rules for the reporting of positive train control (PTC) expenses and investments for Class I railroads.
In his 65-year railroading career, New Jersey Transit’s Frank Bookstaver has seen and worked through more changes in the industry than most railroaders would care to admit—and he’s proud of…
British-based Nomad Digital Ltd. said Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 it has completed a Wi-Fi installation for one of VIA Rail Canada's long-distance trains, the Ocean.
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