FRA’s Office of Research Development & Technology (RD&T) is sponsoring a research project titled “Assessing the Safety Benefits of a Real‐Time Railroad Crossing Blockage Information System for Emergency Responders.” As part of the project, the agency has contracted Winnipeg, Manitoba-based TRAINFO to develop a model to identify the risk of first responders being exposed to active rail crossings and to quantify benefits of live rail crossing data in the overall emergency response process.
TekTracking LLC announced a new order as part of the continued rollout of Gate Light (GLM) and Safety Light Monitors (SLM) at grade crossing locations on a Class I railroad in western Canada.
In my most recent Railway Age article entitled “U.S. Railroads Resurgent With Digitization at Just the Right Time,” I described how the railroads were the driver of U.S. growth, expansion and prosperity. They provided the spine for the economy to flourish.
Kerstin Schulz, Show Director of InnoTrans, discusses the transition of InnoTrans 2020 to InnoTrans 2021, as well as the new elements that will be debuting at its next gathering, with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono.
Following completion of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)’s requirement to perform 384 error-free test runs between Denville and Summit, NJ Transit has advanced its Positive Train Control (PTC) program into the Extended Revenue Service Demonstration (ERSD) phase.
Alstom has launched a new version of Mastria, its multimodal supervision and mobility orchestration solution, that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to provide operators and transport authorities with enhanced passenger flow management tools.
CN has announced that it will invest C$540 million (US$394.3 million) in its infrastructure in the provinces of Alberta and Quebec.
H&H announced that Howard Swanson and Earl Wacker have joined the company as Senior Project Managers in the Rail Practice.
European Union (EU) antitrust regulators have set a deadline of July 16 for a decision on whether to approve Alstom’s bid for Bombardier Transportation.
Bytemark, a Siemens company, has introduced Bytemark Bridge, what it deems “a better choice for transit agencies eager to strengthen connections with their riders.”