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Metra unveils winterization plans, customer communications

Rail| December 6, 2017

Through the use of GPS technology, the agency's communication specialists can monitor the position and timeliness of all trains in the system in real time and alert passengers in a variety of ways.

Alstom to supply signaling, train control for Tel Aviv railway project

Rail| November 8, 2017

The Red Line will begin operations on October 2021, and is planned to service approximately 200,000 passengers every day.

October 25, 2017

Practice is Key for Incident Response on Rail Systems

Working in subway tunnels is difficult under any circumstances and when you have to maneuver around an electrified third rail in an environment with less lighting, the task is even more daunting. Now imagine what it is like during an emergency...

Rail| October 23, 2017

NY rail systems begin using work trains to clear 'slimy leaf debris'

A specialized Metro-North work train sprays water at high pressure, and specially equipped highway/rail trucks use rail scrubbers to remove crushed leaf residue from the tracks.

Security and Safety | October 18, 2017

Keolis Transit America appoints Cole to VP, safety and risk

Cole is the recipient of the 2016 Golden Merit Award from the National School Transportation Association and the 2013 Distinguished Service to Safety Award from the National Safety Council.

Rail| October 10, 2017

Cooperation can advance positive train control

PTC protects rail passengers, workers, and the motoring public. When installed, trains, signals, switches, and dispatching systems are connected on a single network.

Security and Safety | September 28, 2017

Keolis, MBTA tap special equipment to manage 'slippery-rail season'

Commuter rail operator utilizing power washers and drones to reduce impact of slippery rail created by leaves, debris on tracks.

Rail| September 25, 2017

NJ Transit continues to implement rail safety upgrades

Rail Operations is currently in the process of replacing all stub end tracks at Hoboken Terminal with new sliding friction bumper blocks, as well as advancing a speed control system for trains entering Hoboken Terminal.

Security and Safety | September 1, 2017

NTSB: Equip all rail transit vehicles with inward- and outward-facing cameras

The recorders must be easily accessible to review, with appropriate limitations on public release, for accident investigation and as a tool to improve operational safety.

Rail| August 28, 2017

Find out why BART's longest-serving employee finds joy in his work

In the spring of 1970 when Larry Williams first came to work for BART, he was — in his own words — "just a kid."...

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