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GE Transportation’s Digital Solutions bets big on Chicago
GE selected Chicago to be a core hub of its growing digital ecosystem and the company says it will provide deep investments to further advance its digital strategy.
New from Wi-Tronix: Violet™
On May 17, Wi-Tronix, a global provider of LDARS (Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording Systems), will unveil an all-new remote monitoring technology called Violet™, described as “a revolutionary solution that will…
Metrolink launches mobile ticketing app
Metrolink on March 3, 2016 launched the first version of its mobile ticketing app, which will allow its riders the option to purchase their ticket on a smartphone, tablet or…
Say hello to TEDS
The Federal Railroad Administration Office of Research and Development has funded the development of an analytical model for simulating train operations known as the Train Energy and Dynamics Simulator (TEDS).…
Railinc, LGS Innovations complete cybersecurity risk assessment
LGS Innovations recently announced it has successfully completed a comprehensive cybersecurity risk assessment contract with Railinc Corp., the railroad industry's “most innovative and reliable resource for IT and information services.”…
Alberta to Alaska bitumen railway feasible: Study
A study released by the University of Calgary Van Horne Institute suggests that it is feasible to build a railway to transport bitumen between Alberta and Alaska.
Kourosh Noori joins Stantec
Kourosh Noori has joined Stantec as Rail and Transit Systems Lead, Canada. He will serve as an authority on Transit & Rail Systems projects and provide guidance on managing…
Lemke rejoins WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Barry Lemke, an experienced signal design engineer with more than 35 years in the rail industry, has rejoined WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as a senior principal technical specialist in the…
Wabtec: Strong 2015, promising 2016
Wabtec Corporation on Feb. 18, 2016 reported record results for fourth-quarter 2015, as higher sales in the company’s Freight Group more than offset lower sales in the Transit Group, which…
Why occupancy = vitality
You remember this from not so long ago, don’t you?: “In much of Asia and Europe, engineers are protected by a technology known as positive train control or PTC.”
Metrolinx sets Toronto RER options
GTA (Greater Toronto Area) region public transportation agency Metrolinx outlined the four options being considered for the core of the Toronto Regional Express Rail (RER) network at a board meeting…
FTA sets FY2017 funding priorities
The Federal Transit Administration on Feb. 10, 2016 highlighted $3.5 billion recommended in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 federal budget to advance the construction or completion of 31 public transit…
Duos Technologies lands railcar imaging system contract
A U.S. Class I railroad has awarded Duos Technologies Group, Inc. a contract for a Vehicle Undercarriage Examiner (vue™) imaging system. The name of the railroad was not disclosed.
Railway Age’s inaugural Fast Trackers—10 Rising Stars Under 40, are ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company.
Wi-Tronix forms customer strategy team
Wi-Tronix, LLC announced on Feb. 4, 2016 the formation of a new Customer Strategy department with Customer Care Manager roles. The team is being deployed in response to continued growth…
The race to finish PTC
2018 or 2020, whatever the case may be, isn’t very far off. According to a Positive Train Control implementation chart published on the Federal Railroad Administration website, 30 out 37…
United Rail, BBR partner up
United Rail, Inc. announced on Jan. 6, 2016 a new partnership with German rail supply manufacturer, BBR Rail Automation GmbH (BBR), to represent and support its products and services to…
SISCOG wins VIA Rail Canada contract
SISCOG, a Portugal-based software company that specializes in solutions for optimized planning and management of resources in transportation companies has secured a contract with a new international client: VIA Rail…
AAR sets incremental PTC goals
Working within the up-to five-year extension Congress granted in late 2015, the Association of American Railroads has set year-end 2016 goals for Positive Train Control implementation.
RailComm to replace control system at Class I Buffalo yard
RailComm has been selected to replace an obsolete control system with its DOC® system at a Class I yard in Buffalo, N.Y., the company announced Jan. 11, 2016. The system…
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