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FRA: We’ve got PTC funds available. Act now! The Federal Railroad Administration on May 15 issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $250 million in Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants.  

fra-plans-june-4-webinar-to-discuss-ptc-grants
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will host a webinar on June 4 aimed at helping those seeking funding for the recently announced positive train control (PTC) grants. The administration will award $250 million of its available PTC...
wavetronix-to-acquire-island-radar-open-new-rail-unit
Wavetronix, a supplier of radar traffic detection and monitoring technology, announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Island Radar Company LLC.     No terms were disclosed. Island Radar, a private company based in Olathe,...
fra-we’ve-got-ptc-funds-available-act-now
The Federal Railroad Administration on May 15 issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $250 million in Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants.     The purpose of the NOFO is to solicit applications for $250 million...
aar-gives-congress-rail-tech-lesson
WASHINGTON – Technology class was in session for Congress Monday, courtesy of Class 1 railroads.     The Association of American Railroads organized Rail Tech, an up close-and-personal demonstration designed to showcase the development and investment in innovation...
aar-publishes-white-paper-highlighting-rail’s-tech-advancements
Ahead of an event held on Capitol Hill to demonstrate the rail industry's innovations, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) released a white paper highlighting technology's role in making the U.S. rail network safer, more...

trimet-moves-max-project-into-final-phase
As TriMet's Providence Park MAX Improvements project moves into its final phase, the agency has announced that its MAX Blue and Red lines resumed regular service May 12.     The project, part of TriMet's Making Transit Better...
achieving-and-maintaining-a-state-of-good-transit-repair
Ensuring that rail and transit systems are maintained in a state of good repair (SGR) "is critical to providing efficient, reliable, and safe service," says Bentley Solutions Executive-Rail and Transit Andrew Smith, host of a...
aslrra-partners-with-herzog-technologies-to-offer-ptc-solutions-to-members
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has entered into an agreement with Herzog Technologies, Inc. to supply Positive Train Control (PTC) support to its members.     ASLRRA said the Herzog Hosting solution provides full...
aar-ns-want-clear-supportive-regulatory-approach-to-automation
The Association of American Railroads and Norfolk Southern filed comments with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on May 7 asking for a level regulatory playing field regarding...
path’s-17-weekend-plan-to-achieve-ptc-implementation
Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) will soon begin a 17-weekend series of tunnel and station closures to complete federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment and software installation and testing.     The planned work will start the...