Tomlin joins Byford at NYCT

Long-time colleagues and fellow Englishmen Andy Byford and Pete Tomlin, who worked together on the London Underground and Toronto Transit Commission, will once again join forces, this time at MTA New York

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PATH’s PTC approved by FRA ahead of deadline

The Federal Railroad Administration has certified a system-wide signals upgrade by the Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) transit system as meeting all the requirements for Positive Train Control (PTC). The move comes several

ASLRRA, Wabtec offer cloud PTC solution

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has entered into an agreement with Wabtec Railway Electronics, Inc. to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) support to its members via the Wabtec Cloud

ASLRRA, Rockwell Collins partner on PTC

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has selected Rockwell Collins to assist tenant short lines in creating safety-related documentation required to obtain permission to operate over a host railroad’s

Matt Rose readies for retirement

BNSF Railway Co. Executive Chairman Matthew K. Rose will step down and retire from the railroad in April of 2019, after 26 years of service.

Amtrak OIG report identifies eight major challenges faced by the railroad

The Amtrak Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report of Sept. 28 identifying eight major management and performance challenges it sees the railroad having to face in fiscal years 2019 and

MBTA awards signal upgrade contract to Barletta Heavy Division

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board voted Oct. 1 to award a $217.7 million contract to upgrade the signal systems on the system’s Red and Orange Lines.

SMART Board of Directors approves, amends contracts for Windsor Extension

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Board of Directors approved or amended four contracts, worth approximately $24 million, that will propel the planned Windsor rail extension forward.


Metra achieves PTC milestone by completing hardware installation

Metra has completed the installation of all hardware required for Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation. To celebrate the achievement, the commuter rail service provider held a press conference and event for its

House PTC hearing: Progress; challenges on display

The Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials for the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held its second hearing of the year to focus on implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC)