WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an essay originally published in Arrive magazine, Vice President Joe Biden discusses the necessity of supporting rail travel in the U.S. For the full story, click here.
Bombardier Transportation already has a well-established rail signaling presence in the U.S. Its Centre of Competence for Automated People Mover systems in Pittsburgh is also home to its Rail Control Solutions Centre of Competence for radio-based train control solutions including the CITYFLO 650 CBTC technology.
The order for 29 vehicles further extends the 22-year relationship between Siemens and RTD and will bring the Siemens’ fleet operating on the RTD light rail system to over 200 vehicles
The multi-colored LED displays, part of the subway system’s Public Address Customer Information System, will feature next train arrival and destination information as well as graphical information. A text to speech function aids visually impaired transit riders with clear and easy to access messaging.
To further enhance the agency’s customer connectivity options, Metra will also be installing free Wi-Fi in the waiting areas of downtown stations within 45 days, and it recently announced plans to test Wi-Fi on 11 cars systemwide before January 2016.
Keolis selected HASTUS-Rail after receiving on-site demonstrations of the software handling various scenarios that showed significant efficiency gains, cost savings and flexibility to adapt to Keolis’ operations, including compliance with the FRA’s hours of service regulations, according to the company.
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