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Bombardier Transportation has completed the development phase of a safety system for urban light-rail vehicles called the Collision and Overspeed Monitoring and Prevention Assistance System (COMPAS). COMPAS combines vision-based speed prevention and an automotive obstacle detection assistance system to ensure drivers always maintain full control over a light-rail vehicle. The new system is expected to be granted commercial service authorization by mid-2020, according to a Bombardier press release.
Infinity Transportation Logistics (ITL) is adding 200 53-foot temperature-controlled intermodal containers with Thermo King's new SLXi-DRC refrigeration units to support and expand ITL's transportation offerings to and from the states of Washington and Oregon. The acquisition will help the company provide increased perishable and refrigerated cargo capacity, and meet increasing demand and sustainability goals, according to an ITL press release. Railroad Software hired Tim Elsberry as vice president of business development. Elsberry has specialized in track, structural, train control, infrastructure, inspection, maintenance, enterprise asset management and electrical power assets. He was an integral part of the team that captured ISO 55000 certification for asset management at the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, according to a Railroad Software press release. Road & Rail Services Inc. has appointed Jon Haselwood assistant vice president of commercial, and Joshua Massey AVP of customer service. Haselwood has over 25 years of railroad and transportation experience and served in leadership roles at CSX. Massey spent 18 years with Norfolk Southern Railway, with a primary focus on automotive and intermodal terminal operations, fleet management and customer service, according to a Road & Rail press release.