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.”
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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.”
As someone who has personally spent their whole career championing the application of new technology solutions to enhance the safety and operational efficiency of mass transit systems, I can relate to, and indeed be inspired by, much of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s presentation on Sept. 20, 2019 at the Cornell Tech Conference:
The relationship between railroads and shippers is “dysfunctional” and is not set up for 21st century transportation needs, according to a recent study, and reported by supply chain logistics publication DC Velocity. Following is the staff report prepared by DC Velocity:
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.”
RAILWAY AGE at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: Progress Rail General Manager Advanced Rail Technology Sammy Akif discusses how the industry’s technology is evolving at an almost-exponential pace with Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono.
RAILWAY AGE at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: Amsted Rail showcased its IBEX™ Truck Mounted Brake System, its latest equipment in brake system technology.
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).
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.