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BART 2016 budget: $1.57 billion The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) board of directors on June 13, 2015 approved a Fiscal Year 2016 $1.57 billion combined operating and capital budget “designed to increase passenger capacity and improve on-time performance.”

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Munich, Germany-based Siemens and Montreal, Canada-based Bombardier are engaging in preliminary talks to merge their rail businesses, according to a report in the July 29, 2015 edition of The Wall Street Journal. The WSJ cited people “familiar with the matter,” and...
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Wabtec Corp. on June 23, 2015 reported record results for second-quarter 2015. Second-quarter sales were a record $847 million, 16% higher than the year-ago quarter, due to strong growth in the company’s Freight Group. Operating income was a record $156 million,...
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VHB has added four new employees to its Transit & Rail practice in order to better serve clients in metropolitan areas along the East Coast, including Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, the firm announced on July 23,...
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AECOM has appointed Diana C. Mendes, AICP, as director of transit/rail, Design and Consulting Services, Americas. Described as “a nationally recognized industry expert with more than 25 years of management experience specializing in the delivery of transit solutions to promote vibrant,...
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Gensler has named Hiro Aso as its regional Head of Transport and Infrastructure, a newly created role in which Aso will spearhead the firm’s railway and infrastructure projects, Gensler announced on July 20, 2015. He will be based out of...

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Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Nancy Lyon-Stadler a senior principal engineer in the company’s Cleveland office, as part of PB’s transit and rail technical excellence center. Lyon-Stadler has more than 27 years of engineering experience in both the public and private sectors,...
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The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has awarded Duos Technologies Inc. (Duostech), a supplier of intelligent analytical security technology, a follow-up research grant to complete the next phase of a railcar undercarriage screening system. “This contract represents the...
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Alireza Edraki, PEng, PMP, has joined Gannett Fleming as a vice president of Canadian operations for the Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems, the company announced June 24, 2015. Based in the firm’s Toronto, Ontario office, Edraki possesses extensive experience in...
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Allen Wright, 76, a well-known and highly respected figure in the rail transit industry for more than 60 years, died at his home in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Born in Treharris, South Wales, Wright began his career in London, England, with London...
wabtec-acquires-metalocaucho
Wabtec Corp. has acquired Metalocaucho, a European-based manufacturer of transit products, primarily rubber components for passenger car suspension and vibration control systems. Based in northern Spain, Metalocaucho has annual sales of about $25 million. The company provides a variety of rubber-to-metal...