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Chicago Transit adds Train Tracker features

Management & Operations| May 15, 2013
Was launched in 2011 to provide estimated train arrival times for all 145 rail stations across CTA’s eight lines. Estimated times are generated through a combination of scheduling information and data generated by software that monitors the signal system to indicate when a portion of track is occupied by a train.

LIRR adds auto queuing system at Penn Station

Management & Operations| May 15, 2013
The new system just recently became operational and immediately proved its value, speeding up the sales process and making clear to customers which of 12 ticket windows were open for business.
Rail| May 15, 2013

After alleged terrorist plot, VIA Rail Canada may check IDs

Part of an effort to enhance security after an alleged terrorist plot to derail one of its trains. VIA Rail does not typically check IDs.
Rail| May 15, 2013

MBCR achieved 97% on-time performance in April

This was the highest monthly on-time performance recorded since 2006 and the fourth-highest since July, 2003. The level of service in April capped a seven-month stretch marked by harsh winter weather conditions and impacts caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Rail| May 15, 2013

Alstom to supply China rail with $36M traction system

According to the contract, Alstom and its local joint venture SATEE will provide traction systems equipped with OPTONIX, its latest technology for the Chinese market, for 174 metro cars of Nanjing metro line 4.
Rail| May 15, 2013

Siemens acquires Invensys Rail

Invensys will be integrated into the rail automation business of the Mobility and Logistics Division. Former Invensys Rail President and CEO John Paljug will become head of Siemens U.S. Rail Automation business, headquartered in New York, N.Y. More than 500 Invensys employees will be joining Siemens Rail Automation.
Rail| May 15, 2013

Kawasaki celebrates 25 years of manufacturing in N.Y.

During the past quarter-century, the manufacturer has sustained hundreds of jobs, while producing more than 2,500 railcars at its plant, which sits in the heart of the Northeast Corridor. Kawasaki is currently working on the next generation of the 7 line subway cars that will be supplied to New York City Transit.
Bus| May 14, 2013

FTA makes $21.9M available for public transportation safety

In addition to the funds, the agency also announced a flexible new policy, known as Safety Management Systems, which the U.S. DOT has officially adopted to help guide states and transit agencies alike in managing safety risks in a proactive, cost-effective way.
Accessibility| May 14, 2013

National Express Transit launches new Web portal

The website has been a work in progress since the division, formed by the company’s parent National Express Group, launched the North American transit subsidiary more than a year ago.
Bus| May 14, 2013

Seon adds 13-channel mobile DVR to lineup

Paired with CHW HD bus camera, the DX-HD is ideal for transit and school bus surveillance applications where image clarity is essential, such as in accident reconstruction or license plate capture.

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