Author: Kevin Smith

Kari Gonzales of MxV Rail (center) and members of the Ricardo team visit the H2ICE test cell at Ricardo’s Shoreham Technical Center. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of Ricardo)

For Ricardo and MxV Rail, a Strategic Alliance

U.K.-based Ricardo and MxV Rail (formerly Transportation Technology Center, Inc., or TTCI) have signed a strategic alliance agreement that will bring together the two company’s engineering and testing capabilities.

Amtrak’s Plan to Connect the U.S.

INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY JOURNAL, SEPTEMBER 2021 ISSUE: 50 years since Amtrak was founded, the United States’ federally owned passenger operator is arguably at the most exciting juncture in its history. William Flynn, Amtrak President and CEO, presented the company’s ambitious plans for growth and development to International Railway Journal Editor-in-Chief Kevin Smith.

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Hitachi Makes Big Statement With Thales Acquisition

Hitachi Rail’s announcement on Aug. 4 that it will acquire Thales’ railway business is set to shake up the global signaling sector. International Railway Journal Editor-in-Chief Kevin Smith examines the deal and its implications for the market.

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IRJ: 60 Years of Railway Progress and Counting

This year, Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. celebrates 60 years of International Railway Journal, the world’s first truly global business-to-business publication for the railway industry.

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DaVinci, Michelangelo and Galileo Would Appreciate This Hitachi LRV

Florence, Italy, considered by many academics as the birthplace of the Renaissance, and an important European cultural center, is where Hitachi Rail (previously Italy’s Ansaldo STS) has successfully tested a battery-powered Sirio light rail vehicle in revenue service. It is the Japanese company’s first venture into battery LRVs.