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Governor Cuomo Announces $16.3 Million in Rail Infrastructure Improvements Statewide

June 8, 2016 - in Financial, Rail

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $16.3 million to fund rail and port improvement projects across New York State. These grants, from the Governor's Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program, will support projects that strengthen infrastructure vital…

ABB Engineering Powers World’s Longest and Deepest Rail Tunnel

June 1, 2016 - in Construction, Corporate, Rail

As Switzerland officially opens the world’s longest railway tunnel, the 57 km Gotthard base tunnel through the Alps, ABB has inaugurated a special pavilion…

Climate Change Adaptation Costs Set to Soar on the Railway

May 31, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail

Britain’s railway is facing a dramatic increase in the cost of dealing with extreme weather over coming decades unless it starts taking pre-emptive…

New Generation of Controllers Automate a Wide Range of Rail Applications

May 31, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail

New Siemens automation controllers for rail applications are being launched on the market. The new rail-tested and approved Siplus extreme rail devices are based on the latest generation of Simatic S7 controllers and are specially designed for the extreme…

PennDOT Open New Transportation Data Portal

Less than a month after Governor Tom Wolf announced steps to make Pennsylvania’s data more transparent and accessible to the public, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has launched an Open Data portal housing data ranging from roadway…

Siemens to Deliver 22 Metro Trains for Bangkok

May 24, 2016 - in Rail

Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company (BTSC) has placed an order with a consortium of Siemens and the Turkish public transportation vehicle manufacturer Bozankaya for the delivery of 22 four-unit metro trains. In addition, Siemens will take over their…

BTS Releases the Rail Network Spatial Dataset

May 16, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Rail

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released the rail network and rail nodes portion of the 2016 National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD). These datasets are available for download as a zipped shapefile. Due to high public demand, BTS is…

Pennsylvania Announces New Rail Projects with Job-Retention Benefits

May 13, 2016 - in Corporate, Rail

Harrisburg, Pa.—An estimated 9,200 jobs will be created and more than 39,000 will be retained over the next five years due to thirty-one rail projects being made possible by two PennDOT-managed grant programs. “Pennsylvania has the most railroads in the…

Parsons Appoints Dhaliwal as SVP, International Rail Transit & Systems

PASADENA, Calif., May 10, 2016—Parsons is pleased to announce the appointment of Harjinder S. “Harj” Dhaliwal as Senior Vice President, International Rail Transit & Systems. In his new role, Mr. Dhaliwal will lead the development of the rail transit…

FRA Announces $25 Million Available for Rail Infrastructure Safety Upgrades

April 29, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is accepting applications from local governments, states and railroads for $25 million in competitive grants to increase rail safety.…