Harnessing AI to Create Smarter Connected Public Transport
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is without a doubt having an ever-growing impact on the world and fundamentally altering the way we live our lives. But when it comes to public transportation, its influence might be a little less clear – How exactly is AI being used within the transit sector to help improve the ways in which we travel? Well, at Icomera we’ve been taking advantage of AI for several years already; we’ve utilised its capabilities to further enhance how we monitor our connectivity platform, and we’re constantly exploring new ways to incorporate it to augment the applications that we ..read more
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Alstom’s Coradia iLint, the first hydrogen-powered train in service in the Americas, finalist in Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas list
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Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas list highlights ambitious projects that are shaping the future. Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, announced today that Coradia iLint, the first hydrogen-powered train in revenue service in the Americas, ranked finalist in Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas list. Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas list highlights ambitious projects that are helping shape the world. "We are proud that the Coradia iLint, the first hydrogen train in revenue service in the Americas, has been recognized on the list of Fast Company World Changing ..read more
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Point One Navigation & Calian GNSS Collaborate
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Point One Navigation and Calian GNSS Collaborate To Provide “Plug and Play” Smart GNSS Antenna Support for Polaris RTK.   www.tallysman.com Calian Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY), a diverse products and services company providing innovative healthcare, communications, learning and cybersecurity solutions is collaborating with Point One Navigation to deliver Smart GNSS Antenna support for Polaris RTK. With the launch of its new ST Teseo V based TW5387 Dual Band Smart GNSS Antenna, Calian—a leading provider of innovative solutions in GNSS technologies—has announced collaboration with Poi ..read more
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AMID RECORD PERFORMANCE, KEOLIS COMMUTER SERVICES BOSTON CONTRACT EXTENDED
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1w ago
Transportation officials in Boston have granted Keolis Commuter Services a one-year extension of its contract.   www.keolis.com KCS has operated and maintained Boston's Commuter Rail network since 2014 and has brought over 90% of riders back to the system post-COVID, the best in the United States. KCS has also consistently provided the greatest operational performance in over a decade, and successfully implemented regional rail scheduling to draw new riders to the train. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Board of Directors unanimously extended the contract, and Ke ..read more
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Americans favor high-speed rail over planes where alternative exists
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1w ago
As transit professionals converge at D.C. High Speed Rail conference new research commissioned by Hitachi Rail shows growing appetite for rail transit. Global survey commissioned by Hitachi Rail finds 54% of surveyed Americans back banning short-haul flights where high speed rail alternative exists Cost, convenience and comfort identified as most important factors in how people choose to travel Almost half (49%) of survey respondents back funding high speed rail via increased air taxes. 14 May, Washington D.C. – Over half of Americans back reducing or eliminating short-haul flights where ..read more
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PSA: What to Focus on to Meet CBTC Interoperability Challenges? All-Encompassing Breakdown
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1w ago
Up to 10 railway systems worldwide annually move to CBTC, completely or partially. For instance, last year we witnessed the first commissioning in Australia’s history of the next-generation CBTC-based signaling system on the two most loaded lines of the Melbourne Metro. BART project impresses with its large-scale target of the full system transfer (131.5 miles) to CBTC by 2030. CBTC becomes an elegant continuation of the history of multiple railway networks, some of which originated in the 19th century. The foreseeable destination of such a history usually comes to GoA4. Well, the f ..read more
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NEW SUCCESS FOR SYSTRA ON THE TORONTO SUBWAY
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1w ago
SYSTRA Canada has won a new contract as part of a consortium to build the new Ontario subway line in Toronto. Already involved in technical consultancy, SYSTRA is now acting as integrator. SYSTRA Canada is strengthening its presence on the creation of the Ontario Line by being entrusted with the role of integrator for the group, led by the OTG (Ontario Transit Group) consortium, made up of Ferrovial and Vinci. We have been working alongside this constructor since January 2023 to manage the integration and safety activities for the Southern Civils works section of the line. This is the ..read more
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VolkerRail life extension works continue on Sheffield Supertram
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VolkerRail is back in Sheffield to undertake rail replacement works on the Supertram network. The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority appointed VolkerRail to renew areas of track on one of the region’s best loved modes of transport, to extend the lifespan of the network, improve comfort and reduce noise in areas where tracks are currently worn. The works form part of their ongoing maintenance programme and are critical to providing passengers with a better travel experience, as well as lowering the risk of network closures on safety grounds. Close to 2,000m of track will be replaced i ..read more
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Alstom receives global recognition for its Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsability initiatives in Canada
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1w ago
Canada is the 8th country where Alstom has received this label. Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has received, in Canada, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Commitment Label, Confirmed, which is the second highest rating out of four possible levels. This recognition for its alignment with the ISO 26000 international standard comes from the independent third-party Groupe AFNOR (Association Française de Certification) and demonstrates Alstom Canada’s commitment to sustainable and responsible operations. Canada is the first country in the Alstom Americas Reg ..read more
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NEW CONTRACT AWARDED TO CAF BY CITY OF OSLO TO SUPPLY UNITS FOR THE NORWEGIAN CAPITAL’S METRO NETWORK
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2w ago
Sporveien, the public urban transport operator for the municipality of Oslo, has once again placed its trust in CAF to supply vehicles to operate in the Norwegian capital's urban transport system. In this case, the agreement with CAF includes the supply of 20 metro trains and their corresponding spare parts, with an option to increase the number of units by up to 90 additional units. The base contract exceeds a value of €150 million, which would increase significantly should the customer decide to implement the established options. The Oslo metro, or T-Bane, is one of the mos ..read more
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