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Keolis turns to GIRO for management software
Keolis Commuter Services has awarded GIRO, a supplier of planning, scheduling and managment software for public transit and paratransit operations, a contract for a HASTUS-Rail installation to optimize scheduling and…
UITP sets up shop in North America
UITP (International Association of Public Transport), which represents 1,400 member agencies in 96 countries, has opened a new office in New York City “to support the growth in urban transit…
AquaTrack blasting away leaves on NJ Transit
The fall foliage that bursts forth in the Northeastern United States is a beautiful thing to see—except when the leaves collect on railroad tracks, creating wheel slippage problems. That’s when…
Amtrak's Autumn Express rolls again
Back by popular demand, the Amtrak Autumn Express will operate this year on October 24 and 25 through parts of New York, Vermont and Massachusetts. "This unique excursion is an…
DCTA selects CTC for signal enhancement project
CTC, Inc. (CTC), a provider of signaling, communications crossing warning systems, products and services to the rail industry, announced Oct. 8, 2015 that the company has been tapped by Denton…
Wabtec, Faiveley Transport commit to acquisition
Wabtec Corp. on Oct. 6, 2015 signed a definitive agreement with members of the Faiveley family to acquire approximately 51% of Faiveley Transport S.A., a provider of integrated systems and…
Utilizing video to understand pedestrian crossing compliance
The Communications & Signals breakout session of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association's (AREMA) Annual Conference being held in conjunction with Railway Interchange 2015, presented nine papers discussing various…
Developing a better understanding of TOR effectiveness
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association's (AREMA) Annual Conference being held in conjunction with Railway Interchange 2015, held six breakout sessions Tuesday, including nine in the Track session.
DART selects Vix Technology to implement new fare payment system
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has selected Vix Technology, a global provider of smart ticketing and payment technology solutions, to implement a new, comprehensive fare payment system, the transit agency…
Blue Ribbon Panel: How to unclog Chicago
A Blue Ribbon Panel convened by Amtrak is recommending co-located train dispatchers, improved operating practices, and capital improvement projects to help relieve rail gridlock in and around Chicago and prevent…
PEB issues recommendations in NJT labor dispute
Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) 248 has issued recommendations to settle a contract dispute between New Jersey Transit and the Rail Labor Coalition of 14 unions representing 4,300 union workers that…
Fisher heads up WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s San Francisco office
John Fisher has been appointed the San Francisco area manager for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the firm announced Sept. 28, 2015.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff fills transportation planning role
Richard J. Marcus will support the management of complex transportation planning projects as a senior supervising planner in the Los Angeles office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the firm announced…
Frauscher’s US subsidiary plans exhibit debut at Railway Interchange 2015
Frauscher, an Austria-based inductive sensor technology company, will be exhibiting for the first time at Railway Interchange 2015.
Maryland Board of Public Works approves contract for MARC locomotives
The Board of Public Works approved the Maryland Department of Transportation's contract to purchase eight new diesel locomotives for MARC Train service.
Mohr joins HNTB
HNTB Corp. has named Laura Mohr as a Vice President and Rail and Transit Group Director with responsibility for Southern California projects. She is based in Los Angeles.
Alstom lands Metrolinx traffic control center contract
Metrolinx, the government agency that oversees public transportation in Canada’s Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area in Ontario Province, on Sept. 10, 2015 awarded Alstom Transport a contract worth $127 million…
High Speed Rail in The Northeast: What Next?
PART I: Defining and Expanding High Speed. Considering the future of the NEC helps answer the question: What are the factors governing the expansion of high-speed rail on other railroads?
The locomotive landscape
2015 is adding up to be a year of innovation, and a few surprises, in the North American locomotive market.
Twin Cities transit triumph
Bolstered by the success of the Green Line LRT, Metro Transit is setting ridership records.
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