Duos Technologies Group

Duos Granted Patent for RIP® Technology

Duos Technologies Group, Inc. (Duos), through its subsidiary Duos Technologies, Inc., announced May 2 that it has been granted another patent for its Railcar Inspection Portal (RIP®) technology.

Metrolinx Selects ETCS Level 2 for GO Transit

Foregoing PTC (Positive Train Control) as deployed on the U.S. rail network, Metrolinx says its GO Transit regional rail system will be “the first passenger rail system in either Canada or the

Lauren Cochran, Head of Sales and Business Development, Stadler US. (Image Courtesy of Stadler US via LinkedIn)

Cochran Named Stadler US Head of Sales and Business Development

Stadler US on April 22 announced that Lauren Cochran has been named as Head of Sales and Business Development for North America.

Alstom Sells North American ‘Conventional Signaling’ Business to Knorr-Bremse AG

Alstom, in an effort to reduce its debt load and negative cash flow position, on April 19 formalized a binding agreement with Knorr-Bremse AG, parent company of New York Air Brake (NYAB),

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RailPros Opens New Philadelphia Office

Irving, TX-based RailPros announced April 19 that it has opened a new office location in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Amtrak Issues RFI for Zero-Emissions Technology

Amtrak announced April 16 that it has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to seek options that will help transform its rail fleet with zero-emissions technology, “marking progress towards the company’s long-range goal of eliminating emissions used to power Amtrak’s trains.”

NS Deploys Second DTI Portal

Norfolk Southern has deployed its second Digital Train Inspection Portal (DTI) in Jackson, Ga., on its Atlanta South District Subdivision, where approximately 19 trains pass through daily. Each portal features Machine Vision

Rail Vision systems are said to detect objects on and along the tracks from a distance of up to 1.2 miles (2 kilometers)—in real time, as well as in all weather and light conditions. When an obstacle is detected, the system sends visual and acoustic alerts in real-time to both the operator and the command-and-control center. (Image Courtesy of Rail Vision)

Rail Vision Seeks to Expand U.S. Market Reach

Ra’anana, Israel-based Rail Vision Ltd. on April 15 announced that, as part of its marketing efforts in the U.S., it has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOD) with an undisclosed leading railway technologies company for the distribution of its MainLine and ShuntingYard products.

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Improving Safety Through Telematics: Railway Age CEO Perspectives on Safety

Conversion of freight shipments from truck to rail, combined with recent developments in innovation, can benefit more than just shippers’ bottom line—and the broader public wins, too.  The industry has done an

According to Metrolink, between July and December 2023, passenger and freight trains operating on its service lines were involved in 53 vehicle and pedestrian strikes, a 39% increase from same period in 2022, with nearly half of all strikes in 2023 ruled as suicides. (Metrolink Photograph)

Metrolink to Pilot Track Intrusion Detection

Southern California’s Metrolink will use a $1.3 million federal grant for the development and demonstration of a track intrusion detection system that it said not only will improve the safety of its riders and crew, but also directly benefit pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and everyone else who interacts with the regional/ commuter rail system.

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