Effective Aug. 26, 2021, the Federal Railroad Administration is revising regulations governing changes to Positive Train Control (PTC) systems and reporting on PTC system performance.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded $14 million, 15-month contract to a joint venture of Humatics and Siemens Mobility to develop an interoperable Ultra-Wideband (UWB) specification “enabling competition, expanding the UWB ecosystem, and building the foundation for UWB to be used in revenue service” on the MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) rapid transit system as it transitions to communications based train control (CBTC).
Railinc Corp. has been named as one of ‘2021 Best Places to Work in IT’ by tech media company IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld. This award recognized the 100 top organizations “that challenge their IT staffs while providing
Michael Keroullé has joined Alstom as President of the Americas Region, becoming a member of the company’s Executive Committee and Leadership Team.
MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) has taken delivery of the first five of 535 Kawasaki R211 rapid transit cars; they will begin qualification testing in the coming weeks.
Former executives from Tanium and Armis have joined the Shift5 executive leadership team as Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Product Officer and Chief Technology Officer.
The July 2021 issue of Railway Age is available digitally, with a midyear report on the state of the industry plus the 50th Annual Car & Locomotive Repair Directory.
Phillip Clayton Hess, Western Sales Manager at Rails Co. and a former RSSI (Railway Systems Suppliers Inc.) President, died June 20, 2021, at home, surrounded by his family. He was 68.
Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works has awarded Alstom an approximately $140 million signaling upgrade contract for the Metromover. In addition, Navis is accepting entries for its fourth-annual Inspire Awards program; the deadline is Aug. 20.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Joseph Giulietti have introduced a new passenger rail plan to boost capacity and improve frequency and travel times in Connecticut over the next 15 years.