Nexxiot expanding into the U.S.

Nexxiot, a Zurich, Switzerland-based digitized supply chain company, is expanding into the U.S. and has established Dallas, Tex., headquarters with a newly formed management team. Nexxiot will exhibit at Railway Interchange in Minneapolis (Booth 2926).

Ontario LRT Update

Light rail projects continue to advance in Canada’s Ontario Province, as years of planning, investment and construction gradually come to fruition. And Toronto’s vintage ALRVs have finally been retired.

Ottawa Confederation Line Opens with Thales SelTrac™ CBTC

The latest North American rail transit system to utilize CBTC (Communications Based Train Control), Ottawa’s 13-station O-Train Confederation Line, is now in revenue service, operating with Thales SelTrac™ technology.

Wabtec Taps Septentrio for PTC GPS Receivers

Wabtec has partnered with Septentrio, a Belgian manufacturer of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) equipment, to supply GPS receivers for its GoLINC™ Edge locomotive onboard mobile data center platform, “providing positioning, connectivity and data storage, and enhancing Positive Train Control (PTC) with the adoption of even higher-precision positioning technology.”

Timken to Acquire BEKA for $165MM

The Timken Company recently reached an agreement to acquire BEKA Lubrication for approximately $165 million. BEKA serves a range of industrial sectors such as wind, food and beverage, rail, on- and off-highway, and other process industries. BEKA sales are expected to be around $135 million for the full year 2019.

272 House Reps Support Short Line Tax Credit

One week after obtaining the 60th supporter of the BRACE Act in the Senate, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) recently revealed a high of 272 supporters of the companion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 510, calling for permanence of the Short Line Tax Credit (45G).

Coulam and Wise join Loram Friction Management

Loram Friction Management recently welcomed John Coulam and Bruce Wise to the team.

Clark Testing Opens Propulsion Dynamic Lab

Clark Testing recently announced the opening of its Propulsion Dynamic Lab (PDL), which is aimed at supporting the heavy and light rail industry.

Amtrak Reveals Acela, Long-Distance Train Upgrades

Amtrak recently announced new amenities to its Acela Nonstop trains, as well as upgrades to its long-distance trains.

PSR: Promise or Peril?

RAILWAY AGE, SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUE – For rail customers, Precision Scheduled Railroading is a mixed blessing. At a North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) conference earlier this year, PSR’s promises and perils took center stage.