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STB adopts final PTC expenses and investments reporting rules
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.
NJT’s Frank Bookstaver: From steam to state-of-the-art
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…
Nomad Digital Wi-Fi graces VIA Rail’s Ocean
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.
Wi-Tronix sets second annual user conference
Bolingbrook, Ill.-based Wi-Tronix, LLC announced Tuesday, July 30, 2013 its Second Annual User Conference will commence on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, Ill.
Record 2Q sales, earnings for Wabtec
Wabtec Corp. reported record second-quarter earnings and revenue Thursday, July 25, 2013, spurred by what the company said was strong performance in its Transit Group.
MRAIL Services earns WBENC national certification
MRAIL Services, a business specializing in supplying products and services to the transportation industry, has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Ohio River Valley-Women’s Business Council,…
LACMTA turns to Protran for pedestrian/trespasser warning systems
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has engaged Protran Technology for pedestrian and trespassing detection/warning systems on its surface-running light rail network.
Coates joins SYSTRA as a VP and Sector Manager
Rail industry veteran Wes Coates has joined SYSTRA as Vice President, Sector Manager, Planning & Operations Analysis.
AAR to Senate panel: PTC deadline unrealistic. Here’s why
Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 told a Senate Commerce Committee panel that, despite investments of roughly $2.8 billion since 2008…
SEPTA receives Ritron digital locomotive radios
Carmel, Ind.-based Ritron, Inc. said Tuesday, June 11, 2013 it has delivered an order for 350 pieces of the Ritron NXDN digital locomotive radios to the Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority…
Louisiana rail yard taps RailComm system
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has provided a yard control system to a yard in Geismar, La.
SYSTRA improves RAILSIM® capabilities for ASCES modeling
SYSTRA has implemented enhancements to its RAILSIM® modeling program for the Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System (ACSES) Positive Train Control (PTC) system. ACSES is the overlay PTC technology utilized on…
Weekend surprise: Talkin’ transit
The reaction my face registered (he later recounted) was remarkable when he said, “I’m in public transit.”
RSI, REMSA to co-host USA Pavilion at Brazilian trade show
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) will be co-hosting the USA Pavilion at the Business on Rails trade show, Nov. 5-7, 2013, in São Paulo,…
Siemens finalizes Invensys Rail acquisition, names Paljug to top post
Siemens Rail Automation, which is part of the company’s Mobility and Logistics Division-Infrastructure & Cities Sector, has completed its acquisition of Invensys Rail, “expanding the company’s footprint in the global…
SYSTRA’s Brandon Swartley honored by IEEE
Brandon Swartley, P.E., SYSTRA’s Sector Manager for Traction Power and Chair of IEEE’s (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers) VTS (Vehicular Technology Society) Philadelphia Chapter, last month accepted the IEEE…
GE, Australia’s Aurizon sign agreement
GE Transportation’s Optimization Solutions division has signed an agreement to implement an integrated rail network planning and optimization system with Aurizon (formerly Queensland Rail National), Australia’s largest freight rail company.
RailComm tapped for Alliance Yard
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday it has provided a yard control system, as well as remote control blue flag protection, to a yard in Alliance, Neb.
NYCT expands underground wireless territory
MTA New York City Transit Thursday officially established 30 subway stations on Manhattan's West Side as accessible to Wi-Fi needs. MTA officials were joined by executives from four companies in…
Info kiosks to grace New York subway stations
Key subway stations in New York have begun acquiring touchscreen information kiosks, to be activated this summer, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority continues to layer 21st century technology over its…
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