Railways are harvesting increasing volumes of data on the performance of their assets. But converting raw data into meaningful insights remains a challenge for many industry organizations. At the May 29 Rise of IoT and Big Data in Rail conference in Munich, organized by Rotaia Media, suppliers, tech companies, train operators and infrastructure managers described how they are harnessing the power of data through advanced asset management systems.
Construction of Edmonton, Alberta’s eight-mile Valley Line LRT, begun in April 2016, is nearing the half-way point. The project involves two significant firsts for the city that is the province’s capital: It will be Edmonton’s first low-floor LRT line; and the first built under the P3 (public-private partnership) method.
New from PTSI Transportation is an upgraded digital version of its multi-media Route Learning System™, described as “an enhanced physical characteristics training tool.”
NDYLTK Rail is now a wholly owned subsidiary of LTK Engineering Services of Ambler, Pa., and has changed its name to LTK Australia Pty Ltd.
Fourteen stations and a light-rail maintenance storage facility are part of the $1.3 billion transit project.
In Seattle, residential and commercial development is planned around a new light rail station.
Milwaukee will shortly become the next U.S. city to power up a streetcar system.
New York is moving ahead with long-sought plans to get people from the train to the plane.
CRRC MA, which is constructing new passenger railcars for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Orange and Red lines in Boston, recently held a Supplier Diversity and Procurement Fair encompassing more than 40 minority and women owned businesses and approximately 150 corporations.
One of Southern California’s busiest railroad towns will be a whole lot quieter a year from now.