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Amtrak Issues RFI for Zero-Emissions Technology

Amtrak announced April 16 that it has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to seek options that will help transform its rail fleet with zero-emissions technology, “marking progress towards the company’s long-range goal of eliminating emissions used to power Amtrak’s trains.”

NS Deploys Second DTI Portal

Norfolk Southern has deployed its second Digital Train Inspection Portal (DTI) in Jackson, Ga., on its Atlanta South District Subdivision, where approximately 19 trains pass through daily. Each portal features Machine Vision

Rail Vision systems are said to detect objects on and along the tracks from a distance of up to 1.2 miles (2 kilometers)—in real time, as well as in all weather and light conditions. When an obstacle is detected, the system sends visual and acoustic alerts in real-time to both the operator and the command-and-control center. (Image Courtesy of Rail Vision)

Rail Vision Seeks to Expand U.S. Market Reach

Ra’anana, Israel-based Rail Vision Ltd. on April 15 announced that, as part of its marketing efforts in the U.S., it has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOD) with an undisclosed leading railway technologies company for the distribution of its MainLine and ShuntingYard products.

According to Metrolink, between July and December 2023, passenger and freight trains operating on its service lines were involved in 53 vehicle and pedestrian strikes, a 39% increase from same period in 2022, with nearly half of all strikes in 2023 ruled as suicides. (Metrolink Photograph)

Metrolink to Pilot Track Intrusion Detection

Southern California’s Metrolink will use a $1.3 million federal grant for the development and demonstration of a track intrusion detection system that it said not only will improve the safety of its riders and crew, but also directly benefit pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and everyone else who interacts with the regional/ commuter rail system.

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‘Young Professionals’ Virtual Conference Set for May 9

Railway Age’s second-annual Young Professionals conference—the rail industry’s only free event tailored to helping “fast trackers” in the freight, passenger and supply sectors advance their careers—will be held virtually on May 9


New Portal Transforming BNSF Customer Experience

Everyone’s been there: you know the website information you need is at your fingertips you just can’t find it. Even using the search function, the information remains elusive. Or perhaps you have your go-to webtool, and beyond that, you spend more time searching for information than should be necessary.