News Tagged With: rail-safety-technology
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April 30, 2014

N.Y. MTA expedites positive train control installation efforts

The board committees approved the expansion of a contract with a joint venture of Bombardier Transportation/Siemens Rail Automation by an additional $11.3 million.


February 20, 2014

Metrolink to debut collision avoidance system

Officials for the Los Angeles-based commuter rail service vowed to act a year ahead of the mandated federal deadline for the positive train control technology.


November 7, 2013

BART managers to take hot seat regarding worker deaths

Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), called for the hearing months before the recent deaths of BART worker Christopher Sheppard, 58, and contractor Laurence Daniels, 66, regarding concerns about "unresolved" BART workplace safety issues in recent years, the report said.


October 2, 2013

Study: Optical sensors improve railway safety

Attuned to the contact between trains and tracks, the sensors can detect potential problems like excessive vibrations, mechanical defects, or speed and temperature anomalies.


June 23, 2009

Sen. Boxer, Rockefeller request $50M for rail safety

Includes provision requiring installation of anti-collision technology – positive train control – on railways shared by passenger and freight trains.


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