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Federal Railroad Administration Marks One-Year Anniversary of Amtrak 188 Derailment

May 13, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released the following statement from Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg on the one-year anniversary of the Amtrak 188 derailment. The passenger train derailed during the evening of May 12, 2015.…

FRA Announces $25 Million Available for Positive Train Control Implementation

April 5, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail, Sensors

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transporation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is accepting applications for $25…

Detailed Report Shows Most Railroads Will Miss Positive Train Control Deadline

August 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Rail

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2015—The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today sent its Status of Positive Train Control Implementation report to Congress.…

Norsat Announces Ramp in Orders for Positive Train Control (PTC) Market

June 2, 2015 - in Corporate, Rail, Sensors

VANCOUVER, June 2, 2015—Norsat International Inc. ("Norsat") (TSX: NII and NYSE MKT: NSAT), a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications, today announced…

Tragic Philadelphia Crash Spurs Pledge for Positive Train Control

May 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Rail, Sensors

This week's tragic Amtrak crash in Philadelphia has renewed the scrutiny of aging infrastructure and has spurred a pledge from Amtrak's CEO Joe Boardman that Positive Train Control will be in place along the Northeast Corridor by the end of this year. Positive…

Major Investments Underway to Make North American Rail Networks Smart

April 28, 2014 - in Financial, Rail, Sensors, Transportation

Big data is coming to the railroads, unleashing a technology upgrade so enormous and costly that it will rival the buildout of the national rail system more than a century ago. The railroads are struggling to meet a December 2015 deadline set by federal regulators…

Siemens to Automate the Two Busiest Commuter Lines in the USA

November 20, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Siemens Rail Automation, in a consortium with Bombardier Transportation, is to upgrade the train control systems on the two largest commuter lines in the USA under the terms of a corresponding contract awarded by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).…