Production of next-generation Acela Express fleet underway
Stadler unveils TEX Rail Flirt DMU
Siemens invests in remote monitoring specialist Wi-Tronix
DB consortium selected for California high speed rail
Judge puts the skids on state’s proposed rail trail
Amtrak's CEO shares his vision for rail's future
Flight Rail: a new type of train?
America’s short lines play the long game
New York rail operator bolsters security after London bombing
MicroLok® is a complete railway signaling system that includes training modules. Stephen Dillen, assistant teaching professor of electrical engineering, says the system will be used in upper level courses on railroad communications and signals. “Students will see how rail interlocks are controlled and understand the complex levels of redundancy and safety necessary for the secure travel of people and rolling stock,” he said.
Representatives from Hitachi visited the college’s RTE labs on Sept. 13 to meet with students and faculty and discuss the gift and the industry’s need for trained workers.
Penn State Altoona’s RTE program—“the only bachelor of science degree program of its kind in the nation”—aims to prepare students with the in-depth engineering and mathematics education to meet the demands of the industry.
“Our gift to Penn State Altoona symbolizes both our corporate social responsibility and a shared determination to add more talent to this industry,” says Douglas Peel, head of Wayside Engineering, Hitachi Rail STS USA. “We value the work Penn State Altoona is doing to grow this program and provide students with real-world tools and experiences along the way.”
The post Hitachi Rail USA Donates MicroLok to Penn State Altoona appeared first on Railway Age.
This article first appeared on www.railwayage.com
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2020 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.