Intercity

image
SNCF to digitalize its railway with IBM Watson IoT French Railways operator SNCF is busy connecting its entire rail system using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) on IBM Cloud that the tech company said will allow SNCF to enhance customer experiences, operational efficiency and rail safety.

peter-gertler-returns-to-hntb-as-svp
Peter Gertler has rejoined HNTB Corporation as a senior vice president in a corporate and national strategic business development role, based in Oakland, Calif. HNTB calls Gertler a nationally recognized rail and transit expert who brings...
sncf-to-digitalize-its-railway-with-ibm-watson-iot
French Railways operator SNCF is busy connecting its entire rail system using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) on IBM Cloud that the tech company said will allow SNCF to enhance customer experiences, operational efficiency...
moorman-to-congress-new-era-of-amtrak-investment-required
The head of Amtrak told lawmakers a new era of infrastructure investment is needed to ensure a healthy future for long-distance passenger rail travel in the U.S. Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman urged a hearing...
trommer-to-manage-transit-rail-project-development-and-finance-efforts-at-wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff
Scott E. Trommer has been named a principal with the U.S. Advisory Services division of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.   In his new position, Trommer will manage transit and rail project development and finance activities, with responsibility...
high-speed-rail-peninsula-electrification-make-california-wish-list-for-federal-funds
The state of California put forth its initial list of priority infrastructure projects to the National Governor's Association for consideration by the federal government.   The list represents more than $100 billion worth of investment and encompasses...

biloxi-eyes-closing-six-crossings-in-order-to-build-two
Biloxi, Miss., is considering the closure of six out of the city's 29 crossings to accommodate road extensions and is working with CSX to identify the best options. "We share a commitment to safer rail traffic...
mta-marks-ridership-milestones-on-lirr-metro-north-and-second-ave-subway
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has reported record ridership numbers on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), Metro-North Railroad and the newly-added Second Avenue Subway.     The LIRR reportedly transported 89.3 million passengers in 2016, which...
chao-sworn-in-as-secretary-of-transportation
Elaine Chao has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in to serve as the 18th Secretary of Transportation.   Chao is one of the least controversial cabinet appointments by President Trump, receiving 93 Senate votes...
William N. Feidt will join Amtrak as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) effective Feb. 6, 2017.     Feidt will report to Wick Moorman, Amtrak president and chief executive officer, and will oversee the passenger...
house-ti-to-tackle-what-is-needed-from-infrastructure-at-first-hearing
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold its first hearing of the 115th Congress next week and will explore how and what to build in order to meet the needs of the 21st century.   The...

Get the latest rail news

Global news and analysis from RT&S, IRJ and Railway Age by email