Sound Transit link completes install, certification of PTC – Rail – Metro Magazine

February 2, 2019 2:51 am

Sound Transit has completed implementation and certification of Positive Train Control (PTC) on all Sounder commuter rail vehicles that run between Lakewood and Everett. Positive train control technology can control train movements under certain conditions, automatically applying brakes and avoiding collisions. Under the Positive Train Control system, should an engineer...

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Report from transportation watchdog probes commodity discrimination by rail – Canadian Shipper

February 1, 2019 2:49 am

A preliminary report from the Canadian Transportation Agency appears to confirm shippers’ complaints about a relatively high number of restrictions on commodities they tried to move by rail through the Vancouver area. Industry groups have accused Canada’s two largest rail companies of “discriminatory treatment” against some commodities, the report notes,...

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Amtrak Delays 8,000 Foot Fence Installation Project Along Hudson River

January 31, 2019 4:47 pm

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service throughout the United States (and nine cities in Canada). Though Amtrak mainly deals with transport, they also focus on safety. The U.S. fencing market is projected to reach $11.5...

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Metro Exodus PC Requirements Revealed

January 30, 2019 2:49 pm

4A Games has today revealed the Metro Exodus PC requirements. In addition to revealing the minimum requirements, 4A Games has also outlined the recommended, high and extreme PC specs for the game.  Metro Exodus is built using the proprietary 4A Engine which is highly scalable and provides for “a great experience...

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Patch Rail: Improving the planning process

January 30, 2019 2:51 am

Until recently, CSX Transportation’s patch rail replacement planning was a manual effort—an annual paper chase fraught with guesswork and assumptions that sometimes led to overspending as planners erred on the conservative side to ensure safety on the system. The approach worked, but it was cumbersome. In order to evaluate the...

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King Princess at Metro

January 29, 2019 2:49 pm

By Ronit Kitei Photos by Leah Dunlevy 18 Jan 2019 Opening act Banoffee prefaced one of her songs by saying, “This song is written for that special breed of cis man in the world. You know, the ones that walk around in like a future is equality t-shirt but refuse...

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SEPTA awards design contract for King of Prussia rail project

January 29, 2019 2:51 am

This story originally appeared on PlanPhilly. — SEPTA’s plan to extend rail service to King of Prussia took a step forward last week when the agency awarded a preliminary design contract to HNTB, an infrastructure solutions firm. The $7.2 million contract approved at a Jan. 24 board meeting advanced a...

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