Communications

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.
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.
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, 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,…
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.
Rail industry veteran Wes Coates has joined SYSTRA as Vice President, Sector Manager, Planning & Operations Analysis.
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…
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…
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has provided a yard control system to a yard in Geismar, La.
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