Rail

Brookville Liberty Streetcar wins award for onboard storage system

Posted on October 15, 2015

Brookville Equipment Corp. earned the award for Technical Innovation of the Year for its Liberty Modern Streetcar, featuring an onboard energy storage system (OESS), at the ninth annual Global Light Rail Awards in London.

“This innovative vehicle is a testament to the ingenuity and work ethic of the entire Brookville staff,” said Brookville President Marion Van Fosson, who accepted the award. “Every day our customers challenge us to develop solutions that will help them overcome their challenges, and our staff continues to rise above those challenges and push the boundaries of what can be seen as possible.”

Developed in partnership with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), the Liberty Modern Streetcar’s OESS utilizes a redundant lithium-ion battery system to power the Dallas Streetcar over the one-mile Houston Street Viaduct, spanning the Trinity River, along a 1.6-mile rail corridor, making the Dallas Streetcar the first and only off-wire capable system to operate in the U.S.

In addition to Brookville earning the Technical Innovation of the Year, DART also earned the honor of being "Highly Commended" for Project of the Year.

The Global Light Rail Awards are held annually in London to recognize achievements in the light rail industry around the world. UK-based publisher Mainspring hosts the ceremony on behalf of the Light Rail Transit Association.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (1 Comment)

More News

Metra to seek proposals for new railcars, engines

The exact number will depend on the responses to the RFP, the amount of funding available, and whether Metra can use financing alternatives, such as leasing, to maximize its funding.

Siemens diesel-electric locomotives to begin operation on Calif. train

The Charger clean diesel-electric locomotives are the first high-speed passenger locomotives to receive Tier IV emissions certification from the FRA.

Alstom delivers last of 22 Venezuelan metropolis trainsets

The Alstom-led consortium “Grupo de Empresas,” together with Colas Rail and Thales, subcontracted by Consorcio Linea 2, is responsible for the project, including engineering, integration, and commissioning of the electromechanical works on a turnkey basis.

Stun gun incident causes stampede after NJ Transit train gets stuck in tunnel

This latest incident happened three weeks after the derailment of an Amtrak train at Penn Station and a week after a NJ Transit derailment shut down eight of 21 tracks there and disrupted travel in the region for days.

Holt to lead railroad systems engineering at WSP | PB

He will be responsible for leadership, direction and management of engineering services for railroad and rail transit projects and will support the firm's related business initiatives across the country.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (1)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close