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WMATA Implements Protran Technology for RWP

Metro tests new technology to improve safety. Out on the tracks, brand new technology being tested, all in the name of safety. "You want as many layers of protection," says Metro's Chief Safety Officer, Pat Lavin... Read More>>

RIPTA Rolls Out ‘Talking’ Buses Aimed at Safety

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority says its new “talking” buses are more than conversation starters " We really think this will come down to technology helping us save lives, and there’s really no price on that,” RIPTA spokeswoman Barbara Polichetti told Eyewitness News on Tuesday."... Read More>>

Harsco Makes New Sale of Safety Systems to RTD

Harsco's Protran Technology unit, part of the Harsco Rail division, has announced a new sale of safety systems to be implemented in Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) railway fleet. The installations are currently set to begin in early 2017 with a targeted completion date occuring in the second half of the year... Read More>>

SEPTA to Outfit Entire Fleet With Safe Turn Alert Systems From Harsco's Protran Technology Unit

Harsco Corporation announced today that its Safe Turn Alert (STA) pedestrian warning system, developed and produced by the Company's Protran Technology unit, part of its Harsco Rail Division, has been selected for installation across SEPTA's entire transit bus fleet of 1,075 vehicles... Read More>>

Protran Teams with the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Harsco's Protran Technology unit teams with the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to introduce robotic rail safety and security technology... Read More>>

Protran Technology Appoints Clay Bunting as Deputy Director of Training and Field Engineering

Protran Technology announced today the appointment of Clay A. Bunting as Deputy of Training and Field Engineering to further develop Protran's growing range of advanced technology systems for railway and transportation safety... Read More>>

Protran Technology Secures Key Class 1 Railway Orders for COMPASS

CSX, one of the leading providers of rail-based freight transportation in North America, has ordered the COMPASS system for installation on 40 of its railway track maintenance machines, with expectations for follow-on orders as the railroad expands its deployment of the COMPASS system to additional units throughout the fleet... Read More>>

SEPTA and the Other Top Agencies Standardize on Protran Technology's Proven System

SEPTA has announced two new measures, beyond their traditional safety training, designed to protect workers on the tracks. Soon all SEPTA workers will wear "Protracker" arm bands which will emit a beeping sound and flash a blue light if a train is approaching. The alert is triggered by high-tech equipment aboard the train. The safety devices, SEPTA explains, have been in the planning stages and on order for nearly a year... Read More>>

SEPTA Expands Distracted Commuting Program with Protran Technology's Safe Turn Alert Program

Protran's Safe Turn Systems have been installed in 12 SEPTA buses for the pilot program. The device is connected to the bus' steering column and the "Caution Bus Turning" alert is triggered when the operator makes a turn. In addition to the external warnings, an announcement is made to the operator inside the bus... Read More>>

NTSB Demonstrates Protran RWP System

During a previous investigation hearing, the chairman of the NTSB demonstrated the Protran RWP System for secondary warning. The system was shown to alert track workers of approaching trains and the train operators of the workers ahead. During that meeting, the NTSB unanimously approved the use of secondary warning systems along with existing procedures... Read More>>

Harsco Acquires Protran Technology, Industry Leader in Transportation Safety Products

Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) announced today it has acquired Protran Technology, a New Jersey-based leader in the design and production of safety systems for transportation and industrial applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed... Read More>>

Federal Railroad Administration Issues Industry-Wide Safety Advisory on Roadway Worker Authority Limits

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a safety advisory to the rail industry to better protect rail employees working on active tracks, or right-of-ways, under the supervision of a dispatcher... Read More>>

"Shove Yours" (Railcars) Safely with Protran

Protran Technology has been selected to provide 14 Portable Shove Track Protection Systems to an undisclosed Class I railroad. The system includes 14 PT-501SM portable locomotive track detector units for determining limits of a shove zone and providing failsafe track worker coupling protection... Read More>>

Protran Technology Partnered with Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) on Wireless Sensor Monitoring Network

The US Transportation Research Board (TRB) awarded Protran Technology and QinetiQ North America a grant to further develop and test QinetiQ’s Intelligence Rail Integrity System (IRIS) which monitors changes in rail neutral temperature (RNT) to determine track deterioration... Read More>>

Real-time Monitoring Keeps an Eye on Rail Defects

Protran Technology and QinetiQ North America are working with Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to develop the first real-time network of remote sensors installed on continuous welded rail to detect defects... Read More>>

Protran Lands Collision Avoidance System Contracts

Protran Technology has delivered the first sets of its Collision Avoidance System to a major East Coast transit agency and a maintenance-of-way contractor... Read More>>

New Contract for Station Platform Intrusion Warning Systems

Protran Technology has secured a contract from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide 100 of its Station Platform Intrusion Warning systems. Protran’s system... Read More>>

MBTA Testing New Turn Alert System on Select Buses

The MBTA is testing out a new "Turn Alert System" on roughly 10 vehicles, and will decide if the technology should be installed on newer buses...  Read More>>

Ansaldo STS Taps Protran Technology

Protran Technology said Monday, it has landed a contract from Ansaldo STS "to provide the Protracker Roadway Worker Protection System (PWPS) on over 500 railcars." The amount of the contract...  Read More>>

GCRTA Selects Protracker for Roadway Worker Protection

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) has selected Protran Technology’s Protracker System for roadway worker protection. A multiple APTA Safety Gold Award recipient, GCRTA was one ...  Read More>>

Harsco Rail, Protran Technology Sign Pact

Harsco Rail, a division of Harsco Corp., said Monday it signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Protran Technology. Protran Technology will be the exclusive worldwide representative ...  Read More>>

Protran Deploys Flood Warning System

Protran Technology, which recently provided its real-time Trespass Warning and Track Monitoring System to the Los Angeles County MTA and Maryland MTA, has developed a Flood Warning System that alerts designated ... Read More>>

LACMTA turns to Protran for Pedestrian/Trespasser Warning Systems

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has engaged Protran Technology for pedestrian and trespassing detection/warning systems on its surface-running light rail network. Protran ...  Read More>>