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Protran appoints Bunting Deputy Director, Field Engineering and Training
Protran Technology, a division of Harsco Rail, has appointed Clay A. Bunting as Deputy Director, Field Engineering and Training to develop the company’s growing range of safety technology for track…
The short, the long, the skinny, and the fat
Executive Summary: After one year of investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the cause of the fatal derailment of Amtrak train 188 at Frankford Junction is exactly…
Five new shades of Violet™
Integrating so-called “Big Data” is one of the biggest technical challenges the railroad industry faces over the next few years. It’s estimated that, by 2020, there will be some 44…
Machine vision by Beena Vision
From the April 2016 issue of Railway Age: “Progress is about harnessing technology that promotes safety, efficiency and better customer service,” according to CSX. “Machine vision gives us new vantages…
From the April 2016 issue of Railway Age: How machine vision is revolutionizing automated vehicle health monitoring.
Track Tri-Rail trains with new SFRTA app
The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) has launched a new free app, “Tri-Rail Tracker,” that allows passengers to know the exact location of their Tri-Rail train and when it…
Prototype HART trainset unveiled
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) on May 2, 2016 publicly unveiled the prototype four-car driverless trainset for the new Honolulu Metro, which is schedule to open in about…
InnoTrans 2016: North American attendee discount, strong Canadian presence
InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North American attendees. As well, this year’s event will have…
LILEE Systems makes key appointments, expands into Europe
LILEE Systems, a provider of advanced wired and wireless communication products, solutions and services for the transportation industry, on April 19, 2016 announced that "based on the accelerated acceptance of…
Wabtec reports first quarter EPS of $1.02
Wabtec Corporation on April 26, 2016 reported results for first-quarter 2016, with higher sales in the company’s Transit Group more than offset by lower sales in the Freight Group, leading…
HART taps INIT for smart card, mobile ticket system
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) and the City’s Department of Transportation Services (DTS) have partnered with INIT for the implementation of a smart card and mobile ticketing solution…
Violet™ capabilities previewed
Prior to its rollout at the Wi-Tronix Chicago Conference on May 17, 2016, the company has revealed several features of its all-new Violet™ Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording System (LDARS).
For Wi-Tronix, orange is the new Violet™
Wi-Tronix, the global provider of LDARS (Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording Systems), has been identified for many years by its iconic purple Wi-PU. The company’s new technology, Violet™, described as “a…
How machine vision is revolutionizing automated vehicle health monitoring.
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…
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