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IEM Corp.: No bad vibes for Sound Transit Troy, N.Y.-based International Electronic Machines Corporation (IEM Corp.) has attained “Substantial Completion” status for its installation of a state-of-the art Vibration Monitoring System for Sound Transit’s light rail system in Seattle, Wash.

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The Los Angeles County MTA (LACMTA) Expo Line Phase 2 LRT extension has become the first transit project to receive Envision™ Platinum certification from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). Representatives of construction and development firm Skanska, which was part of...
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The MBTA connects some of the country's busiest universities with the downtown business community and the heart of the state's thriving technology sector, and now it wants to establish a process for those groups to suggest ways to improve the...
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Siemens announced September 29 a contract to provide 122 new S70 light rail vehicles (LRVs) for Sound Transit, the regional transit system serving the Seattle and Central Puget Sound area in Washington state. The order, the largest single contract in Sound...
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Gregory A. Kelly, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. and Latin America region of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been named the 2016 Gallery of Success awardee by Temple University’s College of Engineering. Kelly oversees a workforce of 7,500...
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Jannet Walker Ford, Vice President and North America Director of Policy and Strategic Programs at Parsons, has been elected to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Board of Directors. Walker Ford’s appointment took place at APTA’s 2016 Annual Meeting in...

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FLIR Systems, Inc. unveiled Sept. 20 the FLIR RSX-F intelligent sensor for advanced fire detection inside railway passenger vehicles. The FLIR RSX-F uses the FLIR Lepton® thermal sensor and high-definition visual imaging for fire and occupancy detection as well as...
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed three new executives to its North American rail transit and transportation and infrastructure businesses. Yassmin Gramian has been named Northeast Business Development Director for the Transportation and Infrastructure sector at WSP | PB. She is...
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Under an expansion of the Student Pass program approved by the MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board, as this new school year begins, students with a Student CharlieCard will pay half-price per trip on all modes of transit and may...
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The City of Atlanta, Department of Procurement (“DOP”), announced a bid for FC-9139, Emergency On-Call Repair and Maintenance for the Atlanta Streetcar Track System. The City of Atlanta (“City”) is soliciting bids from qualified bidders to furnish labor, tools and equipment...
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Charlotte has issued an RFP (request for proposals) for the construction of Phase 2 of its CityLynx light rail Gold Line, adding extensions totaling 2.5 miles at each end of the 1.5-mile Phase 1, which opened in mid-2015. The extensions will...