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Board of Transportation Adopts NC Comprehensive State Rail Plan

September 4, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Rail

RALEIGH, Sept. 4, 2015—The North Carolina Board of Transportation adopted the 2015 Comprehensive State Rail Plan at its meeting on August 5, 2015. The Rail Plan was created to identify near- and long-term freight, passenger, and safety projects in addition…

Siemens Automates New York Subway Line

August 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail, Sensors

Siemens has been awarded a $156 million (130 million euros) contract by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to install Communications-Based…

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.…

CTA Gears Up for $30 million Track Improvement Along Purple Line

July 10, 2015 - in Projects, Rail

Later this month, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will kick off a $30 million track improvement project on Purple Line Express tracks between Lawrence and Jarvis stations. Slated to begin July 20, the project calls for replacing ties, restoring track alignment…

HNTB-designed San Onofre Segment of Coastal Rail Corridor Adds Over Four Miles of New Double Track

July 7, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Rail

SAN DIEGO, July 06, 2015—In another major milestone for the 351-mile Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo rail corridor, Stage 1 of the HNTB-designed San Onofre to Pulgas stretch of 4.2 miles of double track was recently opened. The new section brings the…

Siemens Finalizes Service Agreement with Russian Railways

June 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail

Munich, June 18, 2015—Russian Railways (RZD) has awarded Siemens a maintenance contract for Desiro RUS type regional trains. Negotiations started already in 2011 when Siemens was awarded to produce the trains. The maintenance contract will run for 40 years.…

Increasing Digitalization Impacts Transportation

June 3, 2015 - in Corporate, Rail, Sensors, Transportation

Milan, June 3, 2015—Digitalization is one of the worldwide trends that are increasingly impacting and changing people's lives and work. In particular, mobility within and between cities will be increasingly shaped by this development. Siemens sees itself…

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…

Transportation Research Board Releases First National Cooperative Rail Research Program Project

May 28, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Rail

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) released the first National Cooperative Rail Research Program (NCRRP) report, titled, "Alternative Funding and Financing Mechanisms for Passenger and Freight Rail Projects". The full NCRRP Report and guidebook serve…

DOT Announces Final Rule to Strengthen Safe Transportation of Flammable Liquids by Rail

May 4, 2015 - in Corporate, Rail

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a final rule for the safe transportation of flammable liquids by rail. The final rule, developed by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and Federal Railroad…