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U.S. Department of Transportation Celebrates Groundbreaking of Los Angeles Regional Connector, Improving Transit Efficiency

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today participated in the groundbreaking of the Los Angeles Regional Connector, a key light rail transit segment connecting three existing transit lines in the heart of downtown…

Siemens to Automate Mass Transit Line in Greater Seoul Area

September 29, 2014 - in Corporate, Rail, Sensors, Transportation

Siemens has received an order from the local company Hyundai Information Technology (HIT) to supply automation and signaling equipment for the 23-kilometer-long…

In Special Investigation Report, NTSB Looks at Recent Surge in Railroad Worker Deaths

September 25, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects, Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 25, 2014 – The National Transportation Safety Board today issued a special investigation report on the recent increase in deaths…

Safeguarding London’s New Paddington Station with Leica GeoMoS

September 25, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail, Transportation

Crossrail, London’s 15 billion pound railway line, taking shape beneath the city, is Europe’s largest infrastructure project. A new station, under construction at Paddington, will be a key hub in the east west route linking Heathrow and Berkshire in the…

Illinois Governor Marks the Milestone for High-Speed Rail Between Chicago and St. Louis

September 24, 2014 - in Construction, Projects, Rail, Transportation

Governor Pat Quinn today marked a significant milestone in the construction of major high-speed rail track work between Chicago and St. Louis. The Governor was joined by Union Pacific Railroad officials as the last segment of track and ties were replaced.…

Cisco Keeps Train Commuters Safe and Connected With New Transportation Solution

September 12, 2014 - in Corporate, Rail, Sensors, Transportation

The challenges rail travelers often experience include uncertainty about route schedules and the condition of the railways, fear of not knowing if they will safely arrive at their final destination, and sporadic Internet connectivity during their commutes.…

Japanese Government Backs a Maglev Train Between Baltimore and Washington

September 9, 2014 - in Planning, Rail

An investor group hoping to build a high-speed train capable of cutting the travel time between Baltimore and Washington to 15 minutes says in a filing to state regulators that it has lined up more than $5 billion in financial backing. The commitment is from…

High-Speed Rail Study Between Dallas, Fort Worth Gets Federal Approval

September 8, 2014 - in Planning, Projects, Rail, Transportation

The Federal Railroad Administration today initiated the process of evaluating the possibility for a high-speed passenger rail line between Fort Worth and Dallas by publishing a Notice Of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for such a…

Protran Technology partnered with Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) on Wireless Sensor Monitoring Network

The US Transportation Research Board (TRB) awarded Protran Technology and QinetiQ North America a grant in November 2013 to further develop and test QinetiQ's Intelligence Rail Integrity System (Iris) which monitors changes in rail neutral temperature (RNT)…