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Rail supplier news from CloudMoyo, BlackBerry, TekTracking, Cad Railway, WSP and EnviroServe (Nov. 20)


Kansas City Southern has completed global deployment and roll-out of the CloudMoyo Operational Testing System (OTS) across all of its rail subsidiaries' locations in Mexico and the United States. The OTS combines the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform and advanced analytics to create configurable master test plans designed to confirm safe operating practices and compliance with Federal Railroad Administration regulations and Mexico law and regulations. The platform indicates potential opportunities for safety improvement, and also aids in effective plan development, CloudMoyo officials said in a press release.

Canadian Pacific (CP) will deploy the BlackBerry Radar asset monitoring solution across 2,000 domestic intermodal chassis at its Vaughan Intermodal Terminal in the Toronto area, Blackberry Ltd. announced. BlackBerry Radar provides near real-time information and analytics on location, motion, mileage, utilization and dwell and turn times of chassis, containers, trailers, rail cars and equipment. Collected data is transmitted and stored on a cloud platform. The information provided is designed to help CP improve asset utilization, reduce costs and improve service performance for customers, BlackBerry officials said in a press release.

TekTracking LLC has installed the first safety light monitor (SLM) at a major Canadian Class I, company officials said in a press release. The TekTracking SLM is a patent pending sensor platform used to measure and verify the operation of safety lights used in grade crossing, wayside signal and similar safety critical lighting applications. The monitor captures data and sends it over a private radio network to the company’s edge image processor for image analysis.

Cad Railway Industries has hired Greg Percy as executive vice president of passenger services and strategic planning. Percy has 37 years of transportation industry experience, including 18 years at Canadian Pacific and 17 years at Metrolinx. He was appointed president of GO Transit in 2013, later becoming Metrolinx’s first chief operating officer, according to a Cad Railway press release. 

WSP USA has hired Sylvia Garcia as a principal consultant for public finance policy. Garcia will lead the development and delivery of public finance policy business, collaborating with municipal, state and federal clients to craft financial, operational and strategic management consulting services. She will collaborate with transportation and infrastructure clients, including transit, rail and multimodal agencies, company officials said in a press release. Garcia previously served as chief operating officer and chief of staff at the Chicago Transit Authority, chief financial officer and assistant secretary for budget at the U.S. Department of Transportation, chief liaison to the U.S. House and Senate on appropriations matters, and served as professional staff for the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations. She will also continue to serve as a commissioner on Chicago’s Zoning Board of Appeals.

EnviroServe has opened an office in Louisville, Kentucky, to remediate and prevent environmental releases and manage waste, as well as provide emergency response in the area. With the addition of the Louisville office — the fifth new location to open this year — the company operates in 18 locations across multiple states, EnviroServe officials said in a press release.

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