FRA Publishes Four New Technical Reports

The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Office of Research, Development and Technology (RD&T) recently published four new technical reports that cover a variety of topics, including concrete crossties; the Operational Performance and Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Analysis (OPRAM) software tool; moving block train control systems; and vehicle dynamics simulations.

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Hitachi Rail Refiles Thales Merger Notification (Updated)

Hitachi Rail on Sept. 18 reported refiling its merger notification with the European Commission, which it said formally restarts the merger clearance process for acquiring Thales’s Ground Transportation Systems (GTS) in the European Union.

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Mario Péloquin Keynotes Next-Gen Train Control

VIA Rail Canada Inc. President and CEO Mario Péloquin will deliver the keynote address at Railway Age’s 2023 Next-Gen Train Control Conference, presented jointly with Parsons Oct. 26-27 in Philadelphia. Péloquin began

Transit Briefs: BART, TTC, VTA, Georgia BeltLine Corridor, CLEARSY/HART

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) announces the end of paper ticket sales, beginning Sept. 30. Also, wireless service will soon be available for all Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) riders; Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) Mobility Assistance Program (MAP) has successfully been implemented; Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. starts planning study for balance of transit on the BeltLine Corridor; and CLEARSY supplies the platform screen gate monitoring system for Honolulu Area Rapid Transit (HART).

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Today’s business landscape knows no boundaries. Regardless of industry, a commonality among all projects is the need for reliable, high quality connectivity that works in any location. As projects expand to more remote locations across the globe, the limitations of land-based communications infrastructure has become more of a well-known issue. This makes the case for an alternative mode of connectivity that works everywhere on the planet stronger than ever before.

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LRW Launches Mentorship Program

The League of Railway Women (LRW) is now offering a Mentorship Program for members to share industry knowledge; leadership, networking, presentation and communication skills; problem-solving practices; and collaboration and innovation tactics; among other