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BART: Revised wheel profile quiets flange squeal Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is implementing a revised wheel tread profile across its entire fleet of rapid transit railcars to reduce flange squeal and improve ride quality.

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The board of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has selected Talgo for a contract to refurbish up to 74 Los Angeles Metro Rail A650 rapid transit cars. The $55 million contract, Talgo’s first for the refurbishment of rapid...
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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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Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, along with a diverse team of industry and academic partners, announced Sept. 14 a working collaboration to develop a prototype that integrates future ticketing technologies to support a doubled rate...
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As an agency with extensive rapid transit (New York City Transit) and regional/commuter rail (Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North) networks, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is deeply involved both with CBTC (communications-based train control) and federally mandated PTC...
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A consortium of Ineco, Spain, its Mexican subsidiary Inecomex, Spain’s infrastructure manager Adif, and Cal y Mayor y Asociados, Mexico, have been awarded a contract to supervise the construction of an extension to Line 12 of the Mexico City metro. The...
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Long-time rail industry supplier Strato, Inc., which designs and manufactures airbrake hose and components, freight and passenger car parts, castings and fabrications and provides custom product design and engineering services, has been named a Top 250 Privately Held Company by...