Belt Railway Company of Chicago

BRC is using a new cloud-based crew management system from PS Technology to automate record-keeping and scheduling processes.

Supply Side: PS Technology, Wabtec, Senceive, Bentley

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) has selected PS Technology’s (PST) crew management system; Wabtec Corp. will supply Alstom with advanced brake systems and other components for new trains in India; Canadian industrial technology group Eddyfi/NDT has acquired London-based Senceive Ltd.; and Bentley Systems, Inc., an infrastructure engineering software company, has established an education program and is purchasing two software providers.

BRC Selects TekTracking TIMPS Technology

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) has selected railroad asset management technology development company TekTracking LLC to supply its TIMPS (Track Inspection, Maintenance, Planning and Scheduling Software) system to manage track inspection, maintenance and scheduling activities.

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CREATE 75th Street: $132 million from USDOT

The CREATE (Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency) partners—Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), Cook County, Association of American Railroads (AAR), Metra, Amtrak and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)—have received a $132 million U.S. Department of Transportation INFRA (Infrastructure For Rebuilding America) Grant for the $474 million 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (CIP). This project will grade-separate several freight and passenger rail lines in Chicago’s Englewood, Auburn Gresham and West Chatham neighborhoods that currently intersect, creating significant delays and congestion.

Belt Railway Clearing Yard

Changing of the guard at BRC

Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) President Pat O’Brien will be retiring this summer after 32 years with the railroad, the past 16 years as president. Norfolk Southern veteran Mike Grace will replace him.