Why “Data Soup” Provides No Real-Time Nutrition

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.

InnoTrans’ Kerstin Schulz: 2021 a “Unique Opportunity”

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.

NJ Transit Notches “Significant Achievement” in PTC Installation

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 Launches Updated AI Passenger Flow Tool

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 Invests C$540MM in Alberta and Quebec

CN has announced that it will invest C$540 million (US$394.3 million) in its infrastructure in the provinces of Alberta and Quebec.

Swanson, Wacker Join H&H as Sr. Project Managers

H&H announced that Howard Swanson and Earl Wacker have joined the company as Senior Project Managers in the Rail Practice.

EU to Decide on Alstom/Bombardier Deal by July 16

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.

“A Better Choice”: Bytemark Introduces Plan, Book & Pay Platform

Bytemark, a Siemens company, has introduced Bytemark Bridge, what it deems “a better choice for transit agencies eager to strengthen connections with their riders.”

Siemens CEOs Buoyant on Rail’s Prospects Post-COVID-19

Siemens Mobility reported resilient performance in the second quarter of fiscal 2020 in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, joint CEOs, Sabrina Soussan and Michael Peter, revealed in an online press briefing held June 15.

Virgin Trains USA, Wabtec Sign $120MM PTC Deal

Virgin Trains USA (VTUSA), more commonly known under its original name, Brightline, has reached a $120 million agreement with Wabtec for the implementation of Positive Train Control.