The MTA Genius Transit Challenge is an international competition seeking innovative solutions to modernize and improve the reliability of the New York City subway system. On Friday, March 9, 2018, the winners were announced.
CRRC, the largest train car producer in the world, is proposing a $50 million initial investment to co-develop with MTA the NYCT subway car of the future. Technology is improving at a rapid pace, thus CRRC proposes that cars should have a shorter lifecycle to quickly adapt to new technology. In addition, they have proposed exploring new materials, such as carbon fiber, to create these modernized vehicles. These cars would be built in the United States. Once the design is complete, MTA will have a specification that can be used to procure new cars on a significantly faster timeline than is currently possible at MTA.
The Judges selected this proposal for an award because CRRC’s commitment to partner with MTA supports modern train control combined with the high potential for significant cost savings and an enhanced rider experience. MTA will be creating a joint working group with CRRC to explore design options.
SNCF Voyageurs has ordered an additional 15 new-generation Avelia Horizon very high-speed trains from Alstom.
The US Department of Transportation has awarded over 233m USD to projects that will improve and modernise intercity passenger rail services.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors has approved the line's 43-mile section from San Francisco to San Jose.
Chicago's rail operator, Metra has signed a contract with Progress Rail to convert up to six diesel locomotives to battery power.
intreXis provides a dedicated DC/DC converter series which fulfils the EMC requirements of EN 55032 Class A by a wide margin.
Viper Innovations explains how to improve rail efficiency, performance and safety using partnerships, AI and collaborative machine learning.
The first batches of Etihad Rail’s new fleet of locomotives and wagons for the UAE National Rail Network have arrived in the Emirates.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has approved design contracts for the line’s extension to Merced and Bakersfield.
The DAMM TetraFlex® TETRA radio communication solution has been selected for the new, prestigious state-of-the-art Pune Metro Rail Line 3 Project.
Aluminium honeycomb is a lightweight structural material with high strength to weight properties, making it suitable for a range of railway applications.
Brightline has celebrated the 'topping-off' construction milestone for its Boca Raton station and parking garage in Florida.
Nomad Digital details how implementing new, connected technologies can keep fleet operations running efficiently.
Alstom’s first C-series railcar for Metronet is on its way to the Nowergup depot to begin dynamic testing in mid-September.
Oxford station will undergo a 161 million GBP upgrade that will enable more freight and passenger services.
Worldsensing answers your most pressing questions about how remote Internet of Things (IoT) technology can be used for rock cliff monitoring.
Canadian Pacific has received regulatory clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment to combine CP and Kansas City Southern.
Governor Hochul joined the MTA at a ceremonial opening of the first section of the Long Island Rail Road's (LIRR) Main Line third track.
INPS Group will be exhibiting the Orange Air Conditioner at InnoTrans 2022 in Hall 8.2 at Booth 480. We look forward to seeing you there.
Brightline has been awarded a 25 million USD grant to enhance safety along the Florida East Coast Railway/Brightline corridor.
With testing and commissioning of Perth’s Forrestfield-Airport Link entering its final stages, operations will begin in October.
Yeltech's smart trespassing system can be deployed in remote or challenging locations to reliably monitor and report rail trespassing.
Eversholt Rail and Vivarail have signed an agreement to develop a battery power and range extension system for Class 321 ‘Renatus’ trains.
CRRC has completed the production of the customised electric multiple units (EMU) for Indonesia's Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway line.
Element Materials Technology strengthens its position in Singapore with the acquisition of Singapore Test Services.
Sanitary systems expert, Dowaldwerke GmbH, will be attending InnoTrans 2022 to present their new developments for rail.
ILSA has begun technical testing of the Frecciarossa 1000 on the railway line between Madrid and Barcelona in Spain.
Banedanmark has awarded a 509 million DKK contract to MT Højgaard to construct a new railway bridge across Guldborgsund in Sjælland, Denmark.
Swiftly's Service Delivery Reporting Tools make common datasets, especially around missed transport service, more accessible than ever.
National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is using Nokia solutions to set up the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).
Corex Honeycomb and Bespoke Composite Panels are pleased to be present at InnoTrans 2022, occupying Stand 291 in Hall 3.1.
Swiftly introduce a new set of features that simplify how agencies source, aggregate, and analyse NTD-related datasets.
Intel and its global ecosystem of partners have collaborated on a Pantograph Catenary Monitoring System (PCMS) solution.
Deutsche Bahn is adding almost 1,000 new employees to its service team for long-distance services in response to poor punctuality.
Amtrak has announced it will be making the entrance to New York Penn Station at 7th Avenue and 32nd Street more accessible.
California High Speed Railway has been awarded 25 million USD in federal RAISE Grant funding for the Merced Extension Design Project.
Nokia has been selected by Western Australia's PTA to design, build and maintain a next generation railway communications system in Perth.
At the Future Mobility Showcase Day hosted by WMGC, Coventry City Council presented its ongoing Coventry Very Light Rail Project.
Network Rail has signed a contract with EDF Renewables UK for the supply of 49.9MW of solar power for non-traction power requirements.
For the very first time, Televic GSP’s Berlin facility has been included in Berlin Southwest's Discovery Tour.
Rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has received an order for seven night trains and 15 years of maintenance from Egyptian National Railways.
Patriot Rail Company LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire Pioneer Lines, which operates 15 short line railroads across 12 states.
Real-Time Passenger Information from Swiftly has enabled CapMetro to make more accurate arrival predictions available to riders.
The world's first fully automated heavy-rail system AutoHaul has been increased by 166km to connect Rio Tinto's new Gudai-Darri iron ore mine.
WOF Expo Prague - the leading platform for transport, logistics and supply chain solutions in the CEE region - will take place this October.
An Austrian/Swiss research team led by netwiss OG is looking for ways to use night trains in daytime traffic and increase their efficiency.
Hyundai Rotem and Knorr-Bremse have signed a five-year framework agreement for the supply of braking, entrance and HVAC systems.
Complete Composite Systems will be on hand at InnoTrans 2022 to exhibit their cable troughing system, ARCOSYSTEM®.
The Samuel de Champlain Bridge in Quebec has opened to light rail traffic, forming part of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) line.
South Western Railway (SWR) has begun a three-month trial of a new app designed to improve station accessibility.
The Arctic Gateway Group, which owns and operates the Hudson Bay Railway, will receive funding of 147.6 million USD over the next two years.
Zonegreen is enhancing the protection offered to maintenance workers across Ireland, as part of an extensive programme of depot upgrades.
LiveEO has secured €19M in funding in what is one of the largest investments to date in Earth Observation in Europe.
The EIA report for Rail Baltica’s main route in Estonia has found that the planned route meets the necessary compliance requirements.
Network Rail is about to start vital maintenance and renewal work on the Glasgow city centre rail bridge which spans the A8 at Saltmarket.
The nROK 1030 provides a complete solution for fully-connected trains, leveraging IoT technologies in day-to-day operations.
By 2023, Shenhao speculates that inspection robots will gain popularity in three major application fields: energy, rail and power stations.
Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to equip 15 high-speed Velaro Egypt EMUs with braking and entrance systems.
ÖBB Train Tech is investing 600 million EUR (608.99m USD) into the expansion and modernisation of 22 sites across Austria.
Pfaff Verkehrstechnik's international business is growing exceptionally well, as shown by their many successfully completed major projects.
Construction has started on the new Portal North Bridge, which will improve service, reliability and capacity along the Northeast Corridor.
The IRFC conference will take place from 5–7 October 2022, to assess the Czech Republic's priorities for transport, especially rail.
Alstom has completed production of the first two of 152 cars for the next generation Marseille metro in France.
DB Engineering and Consulting will oversee the electrification of Uzbekistan’s 452-kilometre-long Bukhara-Urgench-Khiva railway line.
Alstom has transferred its Coradia Polyvalent platform, its French Reichshoffen production site and its TALENT 3 platform to CAF.
Egypt's first electric multiple unit (EMU), developed by CRRC Sifang has started trial operations in 10th of Ramadan City, Egypt.
Siemens Mobility has announced it will be unveiling its new open digital business platform – the Siemens Xcelerator – at InnoTrans 2022.
A new phase of testing has begun on the Murcia high speed line which is scheduled to be commissioned later this year.
Bosch has developed a collision warning system that warns tram drivers of obstacles ahead, making tram travel safer.
Deutsche Bahn Deutsche Bahn has announced a return to profitable business for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
By tapping into Mastercard Transit & Mobility Solutions, agencies gain access to innovative solutions such as Switchio’s all-in-one cEMV payment platform.
Network Rail has formally begun the legal consultation process with the necessary trade unions regarding its planned maintenance reforms.
BNSF has collaborated with Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) to open a new intermodal rail hub at the Port of Tacoma, Washington.
CAF has begun dynamic track testing the hydrogen-powered demonstrator train developed for the FCH2Rail project.
Union Pacific has announced the rail industry’s largest ever investment (1 billion USD) in locomotive modernisation.
ATM has contracted Alstom to electrify the first phase of Barcelona's tram connection using APS technology.
In 2017, Yeltech installed a remote monitoring system of 7 weather stations coupled with rail temperature monitors across the DLR network.
Thales has been awarded a long-term services support contract to ensure the continued reliability of its CBTC signalling system in Singapore.
In spring of this year, SŽ – VIT was certified to deliver I3 inspections independently on Siemens’ Vectron locomotives.
Distek Ltd. announced a new Armorgalv® Thermal Diffusion Galvanizing line for Hubbell Power Systems in Wuhan, China.
Alstom has started production of Metropolis trains for operation on Lines 8 – Diamond and 9 – Emerald in São Paulo, Brazil.
Network Rail has approved Bender UK’s RS4 Tier 1 intelligent insulation monitoring system for use across the UK rail network.
Wikov has joined forces with Hexagon, in this case study, to develop a tram gearbox that minimises noise emission.
FTA has announced 1.75 billion USD in funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to improve accessibility at rail and subway stations.
Stadler has started production of the Class 93 locomotive fleet for Rail Operations UK at its plant in Valencia, Spain.
Ile-de-France Mobilités has announced that the electrification of the entire Ile-de-France rail network will be completed by 2030.
Skeleton attended a stakeholder feedback event on the New European Innovation Agenda (NEIA) at the request of EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel.
The ATRA® Wall Keys are the most effective way to connect the GEOWEB Retaining Wall sections, ensuring the long-term success of your project.
Dorothy, HS2’s 2000-tonne tunnel boring machine, has made its first breakthrough on the UK's high-speed rail line from London to Birmingham.
Transport for London (TfL) is trialling a cooling panel solution to reduce platform and tunnel temperatures at deep Tube stations.
PKP PLK has granted approval to Alstom to use the ELS-96 wheel detector system on railway lines in Poland.
CAF has been awarded two new contracts – in Athens and Seville – valued at more than 100 million EUR (102.39m USD).
Hitachi Rail has been chosen to install ATO over ETCS Level 2 technology across Queensland’s New Generation Rollingstock fleet.
Bosch is planning to reorganize its Mobility Solutions business into a business sector with profit and loss responsibility.
Brightline has welcomed the delivery of two Siemens Mobility trains to operate on the upcoming Orlando extension line.
Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, has achieved official industry approval of its supply chain credentials from two independent regulating bodies.
Etihad Rail has awarded ENSCO a contract for a track inspection vehicle to assist in the building of the UAE’s first freight and passenger railway network.
Construction has begun on the Rail Baltica bridge over the Neris river in Jonava. This will be the longest railway bridge in the Baltics.
This week saw the inauguration of the Madrid–Burgos high-speed line – an extension of the high-speed North line (LAV).
The Roxtec CRF transit is a flexible all-in-one sealing solution made of intumescent material that protects your cables from fire.
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