NJ Transit (NJT) has awarded the ARINC rail solutions team at Collins Aerospace Systems a three-year contract to replace its Train Management and Control (TMAC) and Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems.
According to a report from The Seattle Times, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff has removed Chief Executive Safety and Quality Officer Salah Al-Tamimi, as a result of the fatal Amtrak Cascades passenger train derailment on Sound Transit-owned tracks in DuPont, Pierce County, in December 2017.
According to a report from the Associated Press, Brightline and its higher-speed Florida trains have the highest U.S. grade crossing collision/trespasser death rate.
The United Kingdom Department for Transport has embarked on a world-leading infrastructure project. By the 2030s, London will connect to Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester via a new rail line with 18 trains per hour traveling at speeds up to 225 mph. The line, High Speed 2 (HS2), builds upon the more-than 15-year success of HS1, which carries 20 million passengers per year through the Channel Tunnel between the U.K. and Continental Europe.
Railway Age is now accepting entries for its fourth annual “Fast Trackers” 10 Under 40 awards, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. Nick Little, Director of Railway Education at Michigan State University’s Center for Railway Research and Education, will judge the entries. Those that represent the “best of the best” will be featured in Railway Age’s February 2020 issue and recognized at our Railroader of the Year Dinner, March 10, 2020, at the Union League Club of Chicago.
Michael McNamara, P.E., has joined HNTB Corp. as Regional Senior Director of Rail and Transit Systems and Vice President.
The ticketing industry is continuously evolving, and it’s not just the type of physical ticket that is changing but the very notion that many passengers don’t even want one or need one, and certainly don’t want to wait in line to purchase a piece of custom media from their transit agency.
NJ Transit has secured the final environmental permits required to begin work on the Delco Lead Storage and Inspection Facility and County Yard Improvement Project, as the Delaware and Raritan (D&R) Canal Commission granted its approval.
The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) has awarded a $30 million contract for continued Franklin Line double-track design and installation to its Commuter Rail operating partner Keolis.
Sylvia I. Garcia has joined WSP USA as principal consultant for public finance policy.