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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…

Federal Railroad Administration Announces More Than $326 Million in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

June 17, 2019 - in Financial, News, Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced the recipients of more than $326 million…

Amtrak Eyes Spring 2020 Completion of Martinsburg Upgrades

June 5, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A $2 million project by Amtrak to improve access for disabled passengers at the Caperton Train Station in Martinsburg is scheduled…

Traxens Successfully Deploys Connected Freight Wagons in Collaboration with CFL Multimodal

May 29, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Marseille, France - Traxens, a company providing high-value data and services for the supply chain industry, announces today that its patented cargo tracking IoT system will be used on CFL multimodal’s connected freight wagons throughout the European corridor…

WSP USA Celebrates Opening of New Rail Extension in Colorado

May 23, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

DENVER — On May 17, WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, celebrated the opening of the Denver Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) Southeast Rail Extension, which spans 2.3 miles from Lincoln Station to RidgeGate Parkway…

Semcon in New Project to Futureproof Power Supply for Trains

May 13, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

A new contract means that Semcon will be futureproofing the energy plants powering Swedish rail services. The contract covers a total of around 200 plants ensuring that trains can operate smoothly and safely. This project is an example of Semcon’s strategic…

Teleste Continues Cooperation with Alstom by Delivering its Integrated On-board Solution to Coradia Stream Trains in Italy

March 18, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

TURKU, FINLAND – Teleste Corporation is pleased to continue cooperation with Alstom, a leading provider of integrated transport systems, by delivering its on-board solution to Coradia Stream trains designed for public transport operators in Italy, and operated…

Rail Museum Turns Spotlight on Role of Fugro’s Geotechnical Expertise in HS2

March 14, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Credit: courtesy the National Railway Museum Soil samples in the laboratory may seem a world apart from the gleaming high tech of the high speed train. Yet both share the spotlight in a current exhibition at the National Railway Museum in York giving a rare…

FRA Rescinds Funding for California High Speed Rail Project

February 25, 2019 - in Featured, Rail, Transportation

In a Feb. 19 letter, the Federal Railroad Administration informed the California High Speed Rail Authority that it intends to cancel $929 million in federal grants yet to be paid for building a high-speed rail link between Los Angeles region and the San Francisco…

Epiroc Collaborates with Railcare to Develop Zero-Emission Railway Maintenance Equipment

February 21, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Stockholm, Sweden: Epiroc AB, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, is cooperating with Swedish company Railcare Group AB to equip its railway maintenance equipment with zero-emission battery technology. Epiroc, on the…