Railroad

01 Aug

4 Ways 5G Could Radically Change Transportation in Smart Cities

5G, 5G, 5G – it seems that anywhere you read about the latest developments in wireless networks nowadays, everything is all about 5G.But when it comes down to it, how will 5G – fifth-generation wireless networks – affect our everyday lives?

01 Aug

Small 5G transmitters are showing up in Treasure Valley without notice. Here’s why.

Preparations are underway to bring the future of wireless internet to the Treasure Valley.Over the past two years, Verizon representatives have worked with officials in Ada County and Boise on new ordinances that will allow the company

01 Aug

Lamont signs “5G” wireless law

(WTNH) — There are hundreds of what are called “macro towers” all around the state. They average 100 to 200 feet and have made cellphone service generally available in almost all areas of the state but the next generation of wireless,

01 Aug

5G: An opportunity to revolutionise on-train connectivity

Simon Holmes, group head of digital (engineering) at FirstGroup, introduces us to the 5G solution being delivered for the rail sector. FirstGroup and its partners are excited to be close to delivering a viable 5G millimetre Wave solution to

01 Aug

Most US rail systems miss safety deadline

(CNN)-Only four of the nation's 41 rail systems required to implement lifesaving technology to prevent train accidents met Monday's deadline, according to the Department of Transportation.The others -- including Amtrak -- have either applied

01 Aug

Federal Regulators Report Progress on Railroads’ PTC Implementation

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.]The country’s rail operators continue to show progress with the implementation of automatic braking technology that Congress mandated in an effort to enhance safety,

01 Aug

Transit Systems Scramble to Meet 2020 Positive Train Control Deadline

FRA has approved four systems, but other still have work to do The $71-billion commuter rail industry claims to be running at full throttle to fully implement positive train control (PTC) systems by a 2020 federally mandated deadline

01 Aug

Ondas Networks Enters Class I Rail Market With Advanced Private Wireless Solution for Increased Productivity and Efficiency

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ondas Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: ONDS), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Ondas Networks Inc., a developer of private licensed wireless data networks for mission-critical industrial

01 Aug

Montana Rail Link receives $3.5 million federal railroad safety grant

BILLINGS – As Montana Rail Link gets ready to invest millions into new technology upgrades and safety modifications in the coming year, a recent federal grant will also help in that mission.Ross Lane, the railroad’s communications director, said

01 Aug

Cantwell Calls for Analysis of Gaps in Positive Train Control Implementation

After pushing rail officials to make safety a top priority at a Senate hearing last month, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, sent a letter to the Federal Railroad

01 Aug

Union Pacific continues flood battle

Historic flooding in the Midwest has disrupted freight rail service Flooding in the Midwest this Spring has been historic, and rail lines just got in the way of Mother Nature’s powerful stampede. Union Pacific has been working around the

01 Aug

Contractors, railroads battle catastrophic flood damage

BNSF employees and contractors work to restore service as flood waters recede. Photo taken near Louisville, Nebraska along the Platte River on Tuesday, March 19. BNSF photo.Record-setting floods have caused extensive damage to

01 Aug

How Union Pacific’s Actions Helped Customers and Communities Recover from the 2019 Flood

Two months after what has been called one of the worst floods to strike the Midwest and Central Plains since 1993, communities are still picking up the pieces and, in some places, waiting for the waters to recede. Thanks to Union Pacific's

01 Aug

Railroads slowly getting back on track after Midwest floods

Historic flooding that began on March 15 has wiped out miles of roads and bridges along the Missouri River, especially from eastern Nebraska to western Iowa. Omaha was the largest city to be hit. This part of the country isn’t a big player

01 Aug

Flood Recovery

Widespread flooding across portions of Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri this spring caused major disruptions to BNSF service and operations. Since the first flood-related outages occurred in March, BNSF team members and contractors worked

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