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Beijer Electronics awarded WMATA contract
Beijer Electronics, through its subsidiary Westermo, won a $SEK30 million (US$4 million) contract from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to provide its new solution for IP communication (Westermo IP-train solution).
UP subsidiary, PS Technology, acquires Yard Control Systems Division of Ansaldo STS USA
PS Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Pacific, has acquired the Yard Control Systems division of Ansaldo STS USA, which is based in Norristown, Pa. The acquisition boosts PST's…
RailComm adds CROR functionality to DOC System Software
Rail America has been using RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC) train control system to dispatch multiple subdivisions for their railroads since 2002. The DOC System at Rail America's American Rail…
It's official: USDOT's TIGER IV grants doled out to 47 projects
Forty-seven transportation projects in 34 states and the District of Columbia will receive a total of almost $500 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery…
PUCO approves upgrade of four rail crossings across Ohio
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission for the installation of flashing lights and gates at four grade crossings in Lucas, Medina…
TIGER IV funding light on rail
No official word from the U.S. Department of Transportation has been released regarding awards of the fourth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, but news from various congressional…
Union Pacific rolling out training trailers
Union Pacific built a fleet of mobile classrooms to bring state-of-the-art operations and safety training to locomotive engineer and conductor locations across its 23-state system.
Wabtec acquires Mors Smitt
Wabtec Corporation has acquired Mors Smitt Holding, a manufacturer of electronic components for rail and industrial markets, from the investment company Eurazeo PME, for about $88 million.
Crossing with the utmost care
Whether it’s a freight train, passenger train or a pedestrian crossing the rails, grade-crossing surfaces must be in tip top shape to provide a safe and smooth ride.
Not quite the end of the line
To all my faithful readers, this will be the last monthly installment of “Chicago Perspective.” I thank you for giving me a platform for 13 years where my thoughts, opinions,…
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