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Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), which operates the Atlanta Streetcar 2.7-mile Downtown Loop light rail line, has contracted with Siemens to maintain the fleet of four S70 LRVs which it supplied prior to the opening of the line in December 2014.
Biarri Rail, a Victoria, Australia-based global provider of planning and scheduling software for freight railroads, has landed a major North American contract with Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS) for Boss MP Loco, its cloud-based locomotive master planning software. The company has a U.S. office in Chicago led by CEO Tom Forbes.
The freight railroad industry is considered by many as having a critical role to play in the development and economic growth of the United States. In 2014 alone, it generated $33 billion in tax revenues as part of a total of $274 billion contribution to the economy (Lord, 2016).
The intermodal industry is in a state of tumult, full of risk and beset by twisting market dynamics that have left freight with low profit margins and overcapacity. Yet, it is possible to break this cycle, if companies can transition risk into transformational steadfast business, and technology-based growth within current market opportunities.
Televic Rail, Belgium, is participating in a research project aiming to identify new ways of mining data retrieved from sensors installed onboard trains with the objective of developing a predictive maintenance tool.
Seldom do railways have the resources to maintain their infrastructure at a level that ensures steady-state performance. Rather, they are faced with prioritizing maintenance actions to optimize safety and reliability under the burden of constrained resources.