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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…
Denny Boll, 1947-2013
Dennis Glenn Boll, retired Assistant Vice President-Signals, BNSF Railway, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minn., after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.
VIA Rail touts streaming live video service
Spokespersons for VIA Rail Canada said Thursday the railroad this spring will offer the capability for passengers to stream live videos on their laptops, smart phone, or tablet.
Invensys given subcontract for NYCT signals
Invensys Rail says it will serve as a subcontractor to Five Star Electric Corp. in a project to replace two rail interlockings for MTA New York City Transit.
NS selects Avtec VoIP consoles
Gilbert, S.C.-based Avtec, Inc. says Norfolk Southern has chosen the company’s Frontier-enabled Scout™ Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) consoles to replace aging equipment.
ABB wins order to supply TTC
ABB said Friday it has received a contract from Toronto-based electrical contractor Ozz Electric, Inc. to supply and commission rail traction power equipment for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
NOPB Railroad taps GE Transportation
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation said Thursday New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has signed an agreement to use GE's software applications for railroad transportation management and railcar repair and maintenance.
Mexican railroad picks RailComm
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says Compania de Ferrocarriles Chiapas Mayab (FFCM), located in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, has selected RailComm for its computerized Track Warrant Control System.
CSX taps Avtec for console contract
Avtec Inc. said Friday it and CSX Transportation have entered into a multiyear, multimillion dollar contract to migrate all of CSX's mainline dispatching centers to Avtec's Scout pure-IP radio console…
Thales gets signal contract for Evergreen Line
Thales on Friday announced that it has been awarded a contract by Partnerships B.C. to install its SelTrac® Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on the new SkyTrain Evergreen Light Rapid Transit Line in…
CTA installs high-definition cameras in older rail cars
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has begun a seven-month long project to install high-definition cameras in approximately 850 existing, older model rail cars to assist law enforcement and deter crime.
FRA's Szabo: Safety gains keep on coming
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo addressed the Railway Age/Parsons Transportation Group International Conference on Communications-Based Train Control on Feb. 5. He spoke about rail's growing role in moving people and…
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