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ID: Otter Creates Idaho Cybersecurity Task Force

July 27--Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed an executive order creating the Idaho Cyber Security Task Force. "We have seen dozens of cyber attacks that seem to be increasing in frequency and boldness, costing our businesses and taxpayers untold billions of dollars each year," said Otter in a news release. Show More Summary

Contract for Canadian National Railway for Hi-rail Track Geometry and Joint Bar Inspection Systems Awarded to ENSCO

ENSCO Rail has received a contract to equip two Canadian National Railway (CN) hi-rail vehicles with a track geometry measurement system and a machine vision joint bar inspection system, used to assess track conditions and to helping to improve safer…

The First 5-Band Repeater Solution - Reliable and Cost-Effective

COMLAB is proud to offer the highly flexible and modular multiband digital repeater system MUD / RUD(19)-5.

Crosslinx reaches financial close on Canada’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT

The Crosslinx Transit Solutions General Partnership consortium has reached financial close on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project in Toronto, Canada.

COMLAB Equips the New Line (NBS) VDE 8.1 with TETRA BOS Communication Systems

A new railway line for Intercity Express (ICE) trains is now being built in Germany between Nuremberg and Berlin. It is known as the German Unity Transport Project 8 (VDE 8) and totals 515 km.

Future Rail: Issue 28

In this issue: The reconfigurable carriage concept, a forensic approach to cable theft, ERTMS and cybercrime, catering better to passengers, giving new life to abandoned stations, and more

Alstom JV wins $233m Eastern DFC systems contract

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DCCIL) has awarded AIL-ATSA an Rs15bn ($233m) systems contract for the 343km section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) from Bhaupur to Khurja.

Wabtec to acquire France's Faiveley Transport for $1.8bn

US-based Wabtec has confirmed its plans to acquire French rail products firm Faiveley Transport for a total purchase price of $1.8bn, including assumed debt.

Delta buys symbolic stake in China Eastern, but why?

After making a huge fuss over the alleged unfairness of sovereign ‘subsidies’ in Middle East carriers, US behemoth Delta is buying a symbolic stake in China Eastern, widely regarded as the most subsidised state owned airline in current times. Among the various metrics seized upon in the financial press at large  is the fact that [...]

Recognizing framing tricks

When you see the phrase "get people out of their cars" -- what do you think?implications: manipulation, social engineering no threat to car ownership worries for people who are car dependent people, not system, are the problem Purpose is to turn people against public transit and signal autosprawl bosses the writer is on their side.

Call for Suggestions in Other Races

Last week, STB unveiled its 2015 city council primary endorsements. This was the first time we had gone through such an extensive interview process before making endorsements. We don’t have plans to do any more interviews, or make further endorsements, in the primary election. That doesn’t mean the rest of the ballot isn’t important. So, […]

MD Governor Appoints Three New Transportation Authority Board Members

This is the text of a news release from the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA).

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