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Harsco and Johns Hopkins University to introduce robotic rail technology
Harsco Corporation announced June 1, 2016 that its Protran Technology unit, part of the Company’s Harsco Rail division, has formed a marketing alliance with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics…
No hovering on MBTA
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced that effective immediately, hoverboards are prohibited on all MBTA property, including stations, buses, subways, commuter rail and commuter boats.
UP: Idaho rail infrastructure investment of $35.8 million
Union Pacific's rail network in Idaho will receive $35.8 million in 2016 capital funds.
Australian study finds drivers underestimate speed of approaching trains
Drivers can see trains approaching but cannot accurately judge their speed when proceeding through a railroad crossing, a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation collaborative…
CSX m/w, guided by COMPASS™
Protran Technology, a unit of Harsco Rail, has secured its first order from a U.S. Class I for its COMPASS™ railway asset location and awareness system.
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…
City of Montreal and CN focus on safety
Honourable Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, joined Sean Finn, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer at CN, in announcing the areas of safety that the City of Montreal…
PTSI, CRSA team on physical characteristics training
PTSI Transportation and the Chicago Railroad Superintendents Association are offering a one-day conference, Railroad and Rail Transit Physical Characteristics Training and Testing – Are We Where We Need to Be?,…
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…
NARP statement on Amtrak 188
One day after the National Transportation Safety Board released its findings on Amtrak 188's derailment, National Association of Railroad Passengers President Jim Matthews issued this statement on May 18, 2016:
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