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Siemens to Equip Line 4 of the Metro Paris for Driverless Operation

January 7, 2016 - in Corporate, Rail, Sensors

Siemens received an order from the Paris public transport operator RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) to equip the 27 stations of Paris Metro Line 4 with signaling and operations control systems. Fully automatic operation can increase the capacity…

Wisconsin Announces $31 Million in Freight Rail Awards

January 5, 2016 - in Construction, Projects, Rail

Governor Scott Walker today announced awards for seven freight rail improvement projects totaling more than $31 million in grants and loans. The goal…

Virginia Adds New Chief of Policy in the Department of Rail and Public Transportation

December 28, 2015 - in People, Transportation

Chris Smith will be joining the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) in the newly-created position of Chief of Policy, Communications…

Expect Modest Growth in 2016 U.S. Transportation Construction Market

December 8, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

WASHINGTON—The likely passage of a five-year federal surface transportation bill, increased investment from state and local governments, and continued strengthening in the U.S. economy are the key factors driving an expected 4 percent growth in the 2016…

The Fast Act Authorizes Five-year Funding for Highway, Transit and Rail Programs

December 7, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

For the first time since 2005, Congress has passed a long-term surface transportation bill that gives state departments of transportation and transit agencies years of certainty to develop their infrastructure projects. The five-year, $305 billion bill –…

Sabrina Soussan is the new CEO for the Siemens Business Unit High Speed and Commuter Rail, as well as Locomotives

November 18, 2015 - in People, Rail

Sabrina Soussan (45) of the Siemens Mobility Division has assumed leadership of the High Speed and Commuter Rail business, as well as Locomotives. Soussan takes the place of Jürgen Wilder, who is leaving Siemens AG at his own request. Soussan reports to Jochen…

Railroads Lose Challenge of Oil-Train Rules

November 11, 2015 - in Corporate, Oil & Gas, Rail

Railroads lost an agency appeal with the U.S. Department of Transportation in a battle over new crude-by-rail rules that require the installation of expensive new brakes on trains hauling hazardous flammable materials. In a ruling issued by its Pipeline and…

Leading Civil Engineers Credit Bentley’s OpenRoads ‘BIM Advancements’

November 4, 2015 - in Corporate, Roads, Surveying/Mapping

LONDON – The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference – 3 November 2015 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today reported that OpenRoads is setting the pace for civil…

Rail and Transit – Innovative Techniques and Solutions to Advance Rail Infrastructure

Rail continues to be the most efficient (and in some cases the only) way of transporting people and freight. Demand for increased and improved service often has to be considered against a backdrop of ageing rail infrastructure. Construction and maintenance…

SiTrack:One by Leica Geosystems First to Make Survey-grade 3D Point Clouds without GNSS for Efficient Rail Maintenance

September 16, 2015 - in Products, Rail, Sensors, Surveying/Mapping

STUTTGART, GERMANY/HEERBRUGG, SWITZERLAND, Sept. 16, 2015—Leica Geosystems released SiTrack:One, the highly-accurate rail track maintenance and refurbishment system incorporating the Leica ScanStation P40 to generate 3D point clouds, today at INTERGEO. SiTrack:One…