Communications

The Federal Railroad Administration will launch a 60-day comprehensive safety assessment of MTA Metro-North Railroad in response to the December 1st crash that killed four and injured 63. Operation Deep…
News item: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) ordered MTA Metro-North Railroad to have two qualified crewmembers in the lead cab until Metro-North’s signal system is updated to ensure automatic train…
The Federal Transit Administration has published a Rail Transit Signal and Control Systems Research paper that provides “a comprehensive evaluation of CBTC technology.” The research project was conducted by Alan…
The Toronto Transit Commission has dismissed a proposal to close a portion of its subway system for a two-month stretch next year to implement overdue repairs.
The U.S. railway supply industry, through its principal trade and professional associations, will be increasing its presence at InnoTrans 2014, with a goal of increasing export business. Over the period…
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded a contract to a consortium of Siemens Rail Automation and Bombardier Transportation Rail Control Solutions to install Positive Train Control (PTC) on…
Completion of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on MTA New York City Transit's No. 7 Flushing Line has been delayed from the fourth quarter of 2016 until the second quarter of…
Officials from BNSF, Canadian Pacific, Ferromex, Florida East Coast, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, and mining conglomerates ArcelorMittal and Vale S.A. met in Dallas at the New York Air Brake Train…
Herzog Technologies, Inc. and Signal Training Solutions, Inc., announced Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, they are partners backing a new Signal Training School in Oceanside, Calif.
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, unveiled its RailConnect 360 Monitoring and Diagnostics (M&D) and ShipperConnect software at the second annual Minds + Machines Conference in Chicago.
Caltrain said late Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, it had activated its real-time departure system, available in three locations on its website.
Amtrak announced Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, that its Amtrak GreatAmericanStations.com website is now upgraded "with new tools, resources, and information to help local communities discover and develop the economic power…
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…
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