Thales Launches AI-Centered Podcast

Thales recently launched a new podcast mini-series, This is Artificial Intelligence, about its approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI) which keeps humans in the decision-making loop and how AI affects the world around us.

A Global Hub Turns to TOD

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2019 ISSUE: In the fifth installment of our ongoing series on transit-oriented development (TOD), we’ve focused on Montreal. Our previous articles looked how New York got TOD right, how California is doing something different, the key role P3s can play in booming Toronto, and Chicago’s TOD experience.

Women in Rail 2019

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2019 ISSUE: Good things come in threes—and Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards are no exception. In its third year of existence, the 2019 Women in Rail awards are poised to be the most exciting yet. Recognizing vision, ability and leadership, our 12 honorees from freight, transit and supplier companies as well as trade organizations were selected by a panel of judges. They received the nod because they have been—and still are—moving their companies forward while making contributions to the community. In an industry typically dominated by men, these women are getting things done—and their hard work is an example for all.

CRRC’s “Chief Obligation is to the Chinese State”: Report

“CRRC AND BEIJING’S DASH FOR GLOBAL ROLLING STOCK DOMINANCE,” a report prepared by Radarlock, which describes itself as “a research organization that uses data-driven analysis to understand techno-economic dynamics in world affairs,” says that China Railway Rolling Stock Corp. (CRRC) is an arm of the Chinese government with “indelible ties to the Chinese Communist Party,” and whose executives “wear dual hats as corporate and as Party leaders.”

Bombardier Sees 8% Organic Growth in 3Q19

Bombardier Transportation reported its 3Q19 financial results, and among the highlights are consolidated revenues of $3.7 billion, representing 8% organic growth, and a consolidated adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBIT of $255 million and $159 million, respectively.

Wabtec Generates $124MM in 3Q19

Wabtec Corp. recently reported its 3Q19 results, which include earnings per diluted share of $0.48 and adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.03. In addition, Wabtec noted that it generated GAAP cash from operations of $124 million for the quarter and affirmed its 2019 GAAP cash from operations guidance of about $900 million.

Progress Rail to Acquire Cleveland Track Material

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, has signed an agreement to acquire Vossloh North America subsidiary Cleveland Track Material (CTM). With facilities located in Cleveland, Ohio; Reading, Pa.; and Memphis, Tenn.; CTM has served as a supplier of specialty trackwork to North American Class I and transit railroads since 1983.

Creating a Pathway For Others

It’s not easy being a trailblazer. First born. First in the office. First woman. First black woman. I would be lying if I said I’d not seen and faced bias during my 25-year career working as an engineer and asset manager. However, despite these barriers, I succeeded. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean others will. These barriers mean that many of our talented and driven Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) peers are still finding it difficult to make it, both finding a way “in” and climbing to the top.

Transit-Oriented Development, Philadelphia Style

RAILWAY AGE, OCTOBER 2019 ISSUE: What’s happening in the City of Brotherly Love, one of America’s oldest and most storied cities? In the fifth installment of our ongoing series on transit-oriented development (TOD), we’ve focused on Philadelphia. Our previous articles looked at how New York got TOD right, how California is doing something different in TOD, the key role P3s can play in booming Toronto and effectively leveraging rail infrastructure in Chicago.

Brejnik to Lead WSP Tech Excellence Center

Rex Brejnik has been named the West Regional Market Lead for the Transit and Rail Technical Excellence Center (TEC) at WSP USA.