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TransmetriQ Launches Demurrage Module

Railinc’s TransmetriQ business unit on Feb. 29 reported releasing a Demurrage module for its rail management system, which it said is designed “to empower rail shippers with greater control of transportation costs.”

Overhead diagram of the accident. (NTSB)

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on NS Engineer Fatality

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report for its ongoing investigation of the Jan. 31, 2024, accident involving a Norfolk Southern (NS) engineer who was fatally injured while performing switching operations when the lead locomotive he was operating was struck by rolling railcars in the Class I’s Decatur Yard in Decatur, Ala.

At New Jersey Transit, a commuter rail locomotive and two buses are specially wrapped to with graphics celebrating prominent African Americans and their contributions to American history. (Photograph Courtesy of NJT via Facebook)

Transit Briefs: NJT, NYMTA, SANDAG, TTC

New Jersey Transit (NJT) celebrates Black History Month with specially wrapped buses and commuter rail locomotive. Also, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) advances its no-standing zone pilot program to protect subway conductors; San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) will reassess route options for the Airport Transit Connection project; and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) says investments in new frontline staff are improving customer satisfaction and safety.

Zoltan recently received a service award from his engineering colleagues at Wabtec for “Putting the brakes on a coupler career.”
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Watch: Wabtec Celebrates Zoltan’s 60 Years of ‘Magnificent’ Service

At age 87, Zoltan (Zoli) Kovacs is many things: a proud father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; an accomplished martial arts master and teacher; and a dedicated life-long learner, something he applied every day at Wabtec in his role as Regional Manager, Transit. But most of all, he’s a competitor—a fierce one at that!—who likes nothing more than translating his knowledge of rail applications into new Wabtec customers.

Wabtec's NXT series debuts with four dynamic models, offering tractive efforts ranging from 26,000 pounds to 41,300 pounds. (Photo: Wabtec)
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Supply Side: Dominion Energy/IRT, Wabtec

Dominion Energy selects Innovative Rail Technologies (IRT) for a battery-electric locomotive project at Fort Cavazos, Texas. Also, Wabtec launches its next-generation railcar mover.

“By using state-of-the-art equipment and temperature-monitoring technology, CN’s IntelliGEN™ genset fleet manages the flow of electric power to the reefer containers while in transit to ensure that products reach their destination safely, on time, and at the right temperature,” according to the Class I. (Image Courtesy of CN)

CN: ‘Keeping it Fresh’

CN is using its IntelliGEN™ genset fleet to ensure that customer products reach their destination “safely, on time and at the right temperature.”

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Rail Safety Is Everyone’s Business

In today’s complex, interconnected landscape of modern transportation, rail remains a key pillar for the movement of goods in support of households and businesses. It is essential in transporting raw materials and goods that the public does not often think twice about but are integral to the innerworkings of our society. What does tend to catch attention are derailment statistics without context, concerns over safety, and more.