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WOMEN IN RAIL 2022

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2022 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards program celebrates strong women who excel at leadership, serving the community and contributing to the industry—above and beyond their day-to-day job responsibilities.

Pictured from left: Mark Gruber, Head of Urban Rail Development Center, Alstom, Americas, with Sanjeev G. Shroff, interim U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, and David Trayhan, Vice President, Automated People Movers, Alstom, Americas, at the MOU signing in Benedum Hall. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of Alstom and University of Pittsburgh)
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Alstom, Pitt Team on Mobility Career Development

Alstom and the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) Swanson School of Engineering have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to build new research and student engagement programs on mobility and the technologies “that make transportation smarter, more sustainable and energy efficient.”

Tren Maya Opening December 2023

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has reaffirmed his government’s commitment to complete the 1,550-km (961-mile), $10 billion Tren Maya (Tren Maya) project next year. “We are making progress in building Tren Maya, currently the largest railway project in the world,” López Obrador says. “We will finish the [project] in December 2023.”

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All Aboard the Cybersecurity Express

The rail industry has always placed a keen emphasis on safety – ensuring that every ride is as safe as possible, posing no risk to passengers or employees.  But rail systems have

Harsco Rail COO Claus Heuschmid (left) says the company's "continued relarionship with the Saudi Arabia and Middle Eastern markets is a significant milestone for [Harsco]." (Historic photo to the right courtesy of SAR)
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Supply Side: Harsco Rail, Transdev, Alstom, Siemens

Harsco Rail signs contract with Saudi Railway Company. Also, Transdev pledges to hire refugees through partnership with Tent; Alstom celebrates 70 years in Mexico; and Siemens launches new digital service portfolio for fire safety.

Caltrain on Aug. 22 reported that its third and fourth EMUs of 19 on order have arrived at the Centralized Equipment and Maintenance Facility in San Jose. (Photograph Courtesy of Caltrain, via Twitter)

Transit Briefs: Caltrain, Metrolinx, NYCT, Sound Transit

Caltrain’s third and fourth new Stadler-built KISS EMUs (electric multiple unit) arrive in San Jose, Calif. Also, GO Transit debuts DC character-themed PRESTO fare cards for FAN EXPO Canada in Toronto; a new cohort of MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) train operators graduates; and Seattle’s Sound Transit takes delivery of the first two of 11 new commuter railcars from Alstom.