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Capital Metro contracts Modern Railway Systems to provide PTC Texas' Capital Metro board of directors approved a contract with Modern Railway Systems, Inc. to design, build and commission a positive train control (PTC) system.

ntsb-dockets-opened-for-nj-transit-lirr-crashes
Dockets for the fatal Sept. 29, 2016, New Jersey Transit commuter rail collision in Hoboken, N.J., and the Jan. 4, 2017, Long Island Rail Road collision at the Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, New York, were opened...
ontario-considering-hydrogen-powered-go-trains
Ontario is seeking design concepts for hydrogen-powered trains as an alternative to conventional overhead wires. Ontario plans to commission a number of rail vehicle manufacturers to prepare designs and to demonstrate the impact that incorporating hydrogen...
us-house-passes-fy18-omnibus-spending-bill
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.2-trillion omnibus package to provide all discretionary funding for the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. The bill, known as Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act (H.R.3354),...
wmata-updates-progress-on-service-improvements
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) provided an update on service improvements that includes better on-time performance and fewer unscheduled delays. WMATA credits the progress on new railcars, improved maintenance programs and scheduled enhancements, all...
lirr-continues-ronkonkoma-double-track-project
Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) crews will conduct critical work to advance the LIRR's Ronkonkoma Branch Double Track Project during the weekends of Sept. 9-10 and 16-17. The Double Track Project is a $387-million infrastructure project,...

amtrak-diesel-fleet-ptc-compliant-by-deadline
Working with Rockwell Collins, Amtrak plans to equip approximately 310 diesel-electric locomotives with Positive Train Control (PTC) technology by the Dec. 31, 2018 federal deadline mandate. Amtrak has signed an agreement with Rockwell Collins to implement...
ntsb-wants-cameras-on-all-rail-transit-vehicles
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants all rail transit vehicles to have cameras installed to help in crash investigations. The call for the crash-resistant inward- and outward-facing cameras in rail vehicles was included in three...
union-pacific-ptc-update-1900-more-route-miles-in-operation
Union Pacific provided a second quarter update on its progress regarding implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) and notes it has made strides toward its 2018 goal.   The Class 1 has acquired the necessary spectrum to...
capital-metro-contracts-modern-railway-systems-to-provide-ptc
Texas' Capital Metro board of directors approved a contract with Modern Railway Systems, Inc. to design, build and commission a positive train control (PTC) system. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) currently regulates Capital Metro's commuter rail...
spearing-named-hntb-pm-cm-practice-leader
HNTB Corporation named Thomas J. Spearing III national transit program management/construction management (PM/CM) practice leader. Spearing joined the company in 2016 as New York office leader and senior vice president. He will be based in the...

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