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MTA Transit Tech Lab Seeks Submissions

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the Partnership for New York City announced the second round of the Transit Tech Lab, described as “an accelerator program that allows the MTA and other public transportation agencies to explore innovative, private sector solutions to problems they face in operating the region’s subway, bus and commuter rail services.”

Observations From NEARS Fall Conference: Cowen

After attending the North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) Fall Conference in Burlington, Vt., Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl “came away with the view that while economic growth is sluggish, most do not expect a full-blown recession. In addition, several railroad executives admitted that the rails need to do a better job marketing to and servicing their customers. It was clear that Class I’s, short lines, and shippers need to do a better job of working together if rail wants to take share from the trucking space in the future.”

ASLRRA, CloudMoyo Launch Webinar Series

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) and CloudMoyo, a provider of AI (artificial intelligence)-based management technologies, have launched a new education initiative consisting of webinars “focused on using next-generation technologies to address key challenges and opportunities for short line and regional railroads, driving operational efficiencies, increasing revenue, and ensuring workplace safety and compliance with regulations.”

Wabtec Accelerates Fleet Modernization Offerings

RAILWAY AGE at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: Wabtec Corp. announced two new offerings aimed at modernizing locomotive fleets at Railway Interchange 2019: An engine upgrade package, FDL Advantage, for its FDL locomotive platform as well as a complete control system replacement, The Modular Control Architecture – Fleet Migration (MCA FM).

NYAB: New Technology at Railway Interchange

RAILWAY AGE at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: New York Air Brake (NYAB) is showcasing several new or enhanced locomotive and railcar technologies at Railway Interchange in Minneapolis. Among these are the LD-1000® Air Dryer, Oil-Free Air Compressors, CCB II, DB-60 II™ with BCM™, Locomotive Parking Brake, and Angle Cock Repair Cartridges.