Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

View Current Digital Issue »


Rail News Home Passenger Rail


Rail News: Passenger Rail

Updates from Logistic Dynamics, Thales, Halcrow, Positive Energy, Parsons Brinckerhoff and ENSCO


• Logistics Dynamics Inc. has partnered with CSX Transportation, Union Pacific Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railway to serve as an intermodal marketing company offering nationwide rail service to customers.

• Thales announced Vancouver’s driverless SkyTrain, operating with Thales’ SelTrac communications-based train control, provided uninterrupted service to millions of passengers during the Winter Olympic Games. The SelTrac system is designed to make train operations safer at close intervals.

• Halcrow has appointed Yaver Abidi, Alasdair Coates and Michael Della Rocca to its board. Abidi was named group development director; Coates, managing director, transportation; and Della Rocca, president and regional managing director, North America.

• Solar company Positive Energy has been contracted by The Rio Metro Regional Transit District to develop photovoltaic energy systems at two more Rail Runner stations in New Mexico. The systems will be mounted on shade structures covering parking spaces at the Belen and U.S. 550/Sandoval stations.

• Parsons Brinckerhoff has named William McVey senior industrial engineer. McVey previously was assistant chief mechanical officer in the maintenance of equipment and transportation departments of MTA Long Island Rail Road.

• ENSCO Inc. has received an initial $7.8 million contract for a self-propelled track geometry vehicle from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The diesel-powered rail vehicle will be specifically designed to inspect WMATA tracks, according to ENSCO.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 4/5/2010