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Caltrain Modernization Program kicks off advanced signal system work
California's Caltrain has begun work on an advanced signal system that will improve the performance and enhance the safety of the rail system, formally kicking off the first element of…
GAO issues PTC report, urges flexibility with implementation
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) made public its report on positive train control (PTC) implementation and issued a trio of recommendations including extending the deadline, approving alternative safety technologies…
CREATE Blue Island Modernization Project completed
A $9.7 million project to add freight railroad mobility and relieve congestion for the commuting public in the Chicago region has been completed in Blue Island, Ill.
Canadian Senate committee calls for review of railway systems; TSB Canada eyes PTC
A Canadian Senate committee is recommending a review of the country's practices regarding dangerous goods, while the Transportation Safety Board of Canada is turning its eyes toward the possibility of…
RailComm provides Centralized Traffic Control System to Northshore Mining
RailComm has provided its Domain Operations Controller (DOC) train control system to Northshore Mining in Silver Bay, Minn. The DOC system will have functionality for Centralized Traffic Control through its…
House leaders concerned antenna installation may delay PTC implementation
Leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee have written to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn regarding installation of positive…
Wabtec bringing PTC systems to Coaster commuter trains
Wabtec Corporation signed a $9-million contract with Herzog Technologies Inc. to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment and services for North County Transit District (NCTD) in Oceanside, Calif. The contract…
Mexico plans million-dollar infrastructure program
Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto said Monday that his administration plans to invest Mex$4 billion (US$318 million) in infrastructure projects over the next five years.
PUCO approves upgrades to three crossings
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved construction authorization at three highway-rail grade crossings in Licking, Stark and Wood counties.
TriMet points to the importance of safety near WES tracks
TriMet's WES Commuter Rail engineers see pedestrians and even vehicles disregard crossing arms and signs or cross where prohibited every day.
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