Union Pacific is implementing OptRail’s Advanced Movement Planner (AMP) technology as part of its new Computer-Aided Dispatching system (CADX).
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has renewed the charter of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) for a two-year period. The renewed charter, or “recharter,” as FRA terms it, increases the number of represented organizations by three, from 23 to 26, and the number of individual voting members by 17, from 34 to 51.
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) has appointed Patricia Long as its new President. She assumes her role effective Nov. 29. Long and her family reside in the greater Washington D.C. area; she will operate out of RSI headquarters there.
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (G&W) has awarded Railhead Corporation a contract to supply and install its high definition/4K onboard Locomotive Digital Video Recorder (LDVR4K) systems and Twin View and Wedge cameras fleetwide in North America “to support safety initiatives.”
The costs railroads can save with simulation training recertifications are significant. Railroads have to meet recertification standards for FRA compliance, performing check-in training for safety reasons. However, if railroad workers aren’t able to accurately and immediately identify danger points, disaster is imminent.
Railway Age is now accepting entries for our 2022 “Fast Trackers” 20 Under 40 awards, in which we will profile 20 individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. The deadline is Jan. 7, 2022.
Fairport, N.Y.-based railroad asset monitoring, control and management technology development company TekTracking LLC has installed a second Commander Terminal Automation (CTA) system on a Canadian Class I.
RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2021 ISSUE: Suppliers are helping passenger and freight railroads drive efficiency—and a proactive maintenance approach—with remote health monitoring of wayside equipment, which is improving the way they operate and maintain infrastructure. Alstom, Hitachi Rail, Railway Equipment Company (RECO) and Siemens Mobility share how.
Railway Age’s 2021 Short Line of the Year is the R. J. Corman Memphis Line (RJCM), the second short line acquired by the company’s late founder, Rick Corman. Here’s the railroad’s story, as told by Executive Vice President Commercial Affairs Justin Broyles.
RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2021 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards recognize leaders for driving their businesses forward while making a difference in the industry and in their communities.