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Relentless Attacks, legacy systems pose cyber challenges for rail

Relentless Attacks, legacy systems pose cyber challenges for rail

Alstom and ENGIE Sign a Deal to Supply Fuel Cell System with Renewable Hydrogen for Use in European Rail Freight

Joy Finnegan

Alstom and ENGIE have signed a partnership agreement to offer the rail freight sector a solution for the decarbonisation of mainline operations by replacing diesel-powered locomotives with hydrogen versions. Under the terms of this partnership agreement, Alstom, a pioneer in the field of hydrogen-powered rolling stock, is designing a hydrogen solution based on a high-power…

Hexagon Supports iLiKe Project for Disaster Management with Innovative Social Media Integration

Joy Finnegan

Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division recently announced the successful completion of a proof-of-concept solution for the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior that utilizes social media data to support disaster operations. The research project was led by the Institute of Engineering and Business Informatics at Graz University of Technology and resulted in the development…

Suspect in Brooklyn Subway Shooting Caught

Joy Finnegan

Frank James, the man suspected in the Brooklyn subway shooting has been apprehended, according to New York Police. The 62-year-old man was found via an anonymous tip line and arrested Wednesday afternoon. James is suspected of lighting smoke bombs in a subway car nearing the 36th Street station in Brooklyn and then opening fire inside…

Suspect Identified in Subway Shooting

Joy Finnegan

A suspect has been identified in yesterday’s Brooklyn subway shooting. The suspect identified is Frank R. James, 62, after beginning as a person of interest. It is thought that he acted alone. He was wearing a surgical mask, a construction helmet and a safety vest at the time of the incident. He opened fire inside…

NYC Subway Shooting Injures Many, Ten Shot

Joy Finnegan

A man opened fire on a New York City subway car injuring ten, five critically. Multiple others were injured in the ensuing chaos. The shooter opened a cannister filling the car with smoke and donned a gas mask before firing, reports say. It happened in the morning rush around 8:30, April 12, 2022. Police received…

50 Killed in Russian Bombing at Train Station in Ukraine

Joy Finnegan

A Russian attack on a train station in eastern Ukraine has killed as many as 50 people according to sources inside Ukraine. Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration released a statement on Telegram. The people killed were civilians waiting to evacuate the area to safety. Krylenko’s statement says the Iskander missile contained…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Amit Bose as 15th Senate-Confirmed Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Amit Bose as 15th Senate-Confirmed Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration

Joy Finnegan

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that Amit Bose has been confirmed as the 15th administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Nominated by President Biden on April 22, 2021, Bose, who had been serving as deputy administrator, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 12, 2022. He is the first person of South…

Relentless Attacks, legacy systems pose cyber challenges for rail

Relentless Attacks, legacy systems pose cyber challenges for rail

James McKenna

Rail operators and their vendors are pressing efforts to counter and mitigate relentless cyber attacks on information technology and digitized operational systems throughout North America and Europe. Their efforts are driven in part by new U.S. government rules and American and European guidance drawn from lessons of attacks on other areas of critical national infrastructure…

Securitech Announces Launch of Auto-Bolt Max Exit Device Series

Joy Finnegan

Securitech, maker of high-security locking devices, announced the official launch of its much-anticipated Auto-Bolt Max Exit Device Series. As the American pioneer in multi-point door locking, this fulfills an essential need by expanding the applications for its award-winning Auto-Bolt Max series. The launch of the Auto-Bolt Max (ABM) Exit Device Series, designed for doors requiring…

Hy24, Mirova, CDPQ and Technip Energies Join Forces to Make Record €200 Million Investment in Green Hydrogen Pioneer Hy2gen

Joy Finnegan

Hy2gen announced the completion of a €200 million/$227million, investment round. The capital will be used for the construction of facilities in several geographies including Europe, producing green hydrogen-based fuels – e-fuels – for maritime and ground transport, aviation and industrial applications. The investment, which the companies say is the largest private green hydrogen-focused capital raise…

Ukraine and Russian Tensions Remain High

Joy Finnegan

Tensions at the Ukraine and Russia border remain high with the large build up of Russian troops there. The U. S. State Department issued the following warning: “Do not travel to Ukraine due to the increased threats of Russian military action and COVID-19; those in Ukraine should depart immediately via commercial or private means. If…