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FRA announces $25 million for PTC implementation
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on April 4, 2016 announced that it is accepting applications for $25 million in competitive grant funding available to railroads, suppliers,…
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.
Ice accepts Railroader of the Year award; Fast Trackers honored
BNSF President and CEO Carl Ice accepted Railway Age’s 53rd annual Railroader of the Year award Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Chicago’s Union League Club, at the traditional dinner hosted…
Maybe, maybe not
All you need to know about FRA’s NPRM, Train Crew Staffing, can be found by clicking HERE. Or maybe by reading below. Your call.
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…
AAR to FRA: No basis for two-person crews
Citing the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) acknowledgement of “little evidence or safety data” in its attempt to mandate two-person train crews, a proposed rule first announced by the FRA in…
BNSF plans $180 million capex for Illinois in 2016
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on March 9, 2016 announced that its 2016 capital expenditure program in Illinois will be about $180 million. The largest components of this year’s capital plan…
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…
The year ahead in Washington
Washington is a rat hole worth watching because, as the politically savvy know, lawmakers and regulators can inflict unexpected, unprovoked and unjustified wounds.
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.”
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