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Siemens Mobility and Ondas Networks bring next-gen wireless communications to North American Rail Market

May 15, 2020 - in News, Rail, Technology, Transportation

Ondas Networks’ Mission-Critical IoT (MC-IoT) radio technology to be featured in new Siemens-branded portfolio of radio products – available by year-end. Portfolio will include new dual-mode radios that implement Siemens Mobility’s ATCS protocols with…

Estonian Railways selects Hexagon to automate and digitize operations

April 29, 2020 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Norcross, GA. USA) Estonian Railways Ltd., a state-owned company responsible for Estonia’s railway administration, has selected Hexagon’s Geospatial…

Skanska builds part of the UK’s new high speed railway, HS2, for GBP 1.12 billion, about SEK 13.9 billion

April 16, 2020 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Skanska, as part of the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture, has signed a contract with HS2 Ltd to commence full detailed design and construction of…

Teleste to provide on-board solution to Alstom’s Avelia Horizon very high-speed trains in France

March 17, 2020 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Alstom has selected Teleste’s on-board solution for the company’s next-generation very high-speed trains, designed for the French national railway operator SNCF Mobilités. TURKU, FINLAND – Teleste Corporation will provide the on-board solution…

LA Metro Turns to Gannett Fleming to Lead Major Rail Line as Part of Twenty-Eight by ’28 Project

January 13, 2020 - in News, Rail, Transit, Transportation

Light Rail Service Coming to Congested San Fernando Valley As the prime consultant, Gannett Fleming will provide Metro with professional engineering services for this new light rail line, which involves 14 at-grade stations with an end-to-end travel time of…

FRA Opens Up $396M Pool of New Capital Rail Grant Funds

October 16, 2019 - in Rail, Transportation

The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity on October 8 that offers $396 million worth of grant money through its Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair program to fund a variety of capital rail projects. [Above…

Rail Safety Week 2019 – A shared responsibility

September 24, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

MONTREAL - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today launched its railway safety awareness campaign kicking off Rail Safety Week 2019 across Canada and the United States. “2019 is a very special year for CN as its marks our 100th anniversary. Since the origin, safety…

USDOT Announces $4.36 Million Grant to Restore Gulf Coast Passenger Rail Service

September 3, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

BILOXI, MS – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded $4,360,000 to the Southern Rail Commission to help restore intercity passenger rail service…

FRA Providing $272M in Grants to 10 Rail Projects

August 27, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

The Federal Railroad Administration is disbursing more than $272 million in grant funding to 10 rail projects in 10 states through its Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair or SOGR program to help to repair and rehabilitate railroad infrastructure…

GAO Report Finds Interoperability Issues Plague PTC Deployment

August 5, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

A new report issued by the U.S. Government Accounting Office on July 31 indicates that “vendor and software issues” are currently “major or moderate challenges” for Positive Train Control or PTC technology implementation, with more than half of railroads…