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RailVision Founder and CEO Dev Jain. (Photo: Business Wire)
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RailVision Secures $4MM in Seed Funding

Canada-based RailVision Analytics, which was launched in 2020 with the objective of “helping the railway industry reduce its fuel consumption and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions,” announced Nov. 30 that it has closed a $4 million seed funding round from investors to be used for technical hiring, growing the company’s development team, and expanding its product line and customer base.

Connect 6ix rendering showing early-concept designs for the planned 9.7-mile Ontario Line in Toronto, Canada.

Toronto’s Ontario Line Project Advances

Connect 6ix has landed the C$9 billion contract for the Ontario Line Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance (RSSOM) package, Canada’s Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx reported on Nov. 17.

The WMATA Silver Line Extension opened Nov. 15. Among the officials in attendance at the ribbon-cutting were Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg (center) and Federal Transit Administrator Nuria Fernandez (far left). (Photograph Courtesy of WMATA, via Twitter)

Transit Briefs: CTA, SkyTrain, WMATA

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) teams with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services to expand rider assistance. Also, the province of British Columbia issues third request for qualifications for the Surrey Langley SkyTrain extension project in metro Vancouver; and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) launches Silver Line extension.

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WOMEN IN RAIL 2022

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2022 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards program celebrates strong women who excel at leadership, serving the community and contributing to the industry—above and beyond their day-to-day job responsibilities.

Pictured from left: Mark Gruber, Head of Urban Rail Development Center, Alstom, Americas, with Sanjeev G. Shroff, interim U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, and David Trayhan, Vice President, Automated People Movers, Alstom, Americas, at the MOU signing in Benedum Hall. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of Alstom and University of Pittsburgh)
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Alstom, Pitt Team on Mobility Career Development

Alstom and the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) Swanson School of Engineering have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to build new research and student engagement programs on mobility and the technologies “that make transportation smarter, more sustainable and energy efficient.”

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Calling all ‘Fast Trackers’ Nominations!

Railway Age is now accepting entries for our 2023 “Fast Trackers” 25 Under 40 awards, in which we will profile 25 individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. The deadline is January 9, 2023.

Ricardo's new Folsom, Calif., office will be led by North America Ricardo Rail President Kirk Klug.
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Supply Side: Ricardo, Duos

Ricardo opens first North America office dedicated to the rail sector. Also, Duos Technologies Group, Inc. (Duos) expands catalogue with release of five artificial intelligence (AI) detection models for rail customers.