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Posted on: November 30, 2021 Posted by: 8falmh Comments: 0

How the LIRR combats an astonishingly annoying problem: Fallen leaves

When you think of fall in New York, your mind likely fills with images of beautiful foliage and maybe some pumpkins or apple picking. For us at the railroad, the season is significant: while the leaves are pretty to look at, they’re a menace to railroad operations. Phil Eng is president of MTA Long Island Rail Road. When wet leaves on tracks get crushed by steel train wheels, a slippery…

Posted on: March 9, 2021 Posted by: 8falmh Comments: 0

LIRR President Philip Eng announces great 2020 LaserTrain results

Abstract: MTA LIRR President Philip Eng on the LaserTrain technology: it is paying for itself while reducing costs and improving safety and service. Full text: Three full autumns have passed since the LaserTrain was first introduced on the network of MTA the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). Not even a pandemic has stopped the desire to work together to increase the efficiency on the LIRR network.  For the coming five…

Posted on: March 9, 2021 Posted by: 8falmh Comments: 0

Interview with our founder Harm Medendorp by the Financieel Dagblad (Dutch)

Abstract: In his weekly column ‘De Vonk’ (the Spark), journalist Klaas Broekhuizen interviews founders of impactful technology. This week, our founder Harm Medendorp on why he founded LPS and the state of our technology.  Full text: The full article is available at: https://fd.nl/futures/1368560/de-wielen-mogen-niet-gaan-glijden Figure 1: Harm Medendorp in the ‘Financieel Dagblad’ Photo: Friso Keuris

Posted on: March 9, 2021 Posted by: 8falmh Comments: 0

Launch of second LaserTrain with MTA the Long Island Rail Road

Abstract: After a successful cleaning season in 2019, the LIRR has committed to a five-year lease of two LaserTrains, enough to cover 2/3rd of their network on a daily basis.  Full text: Since he became President of MTA the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), Philip Eng has been a huge advocate for the LaserTrain. In 2018 he approved trialling of the first prototype LaserTrain on the LIRR network. In 2019…