Alstom will receive a $3.4 million federal grant to expand its Hornell, N.Y., manufacturing facility. In addition, Grignard Pure LLC’s antimicrobial air treatment solution has received EPA approval for use in intrastate transit and transportation applications, and Nexxiot has teamed with TransRail Innovation Group (TRIG) to provide freight car monitoring.
Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works has awarded Alstom an approximately $140 million signaling upgrade contract for the Metromover. In addition, Navis is accepting entries for its fourth-annual Inspire Awards program; the deadline is Aug. 20.
Revenue service of Amtrak’s new Alstom-built high-speed Northeast Corridor trainsets, originally slated for Fall 2021, has been delayed until early Spring 2022. Combined COVID-19-related supply chain problems and technical glitches currently being addressed have caused the delay. Amtrak responded immediately to Railway Age’s specific technical questions.
Alstom was competing against a CAF-led consortium for the contract.
Wendy McMillan will join Wabtec as Regional Vice President for Australia/New Zealand on June 15.
The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (WMATA) fleet of 6000-series rapid transit cars remains out of service, following two train-separation incidents on the Red Line in 2020, according to the Washington Post.
EagleRail Container Logistics will launch later this year an automated, overhead container transfer system for ports and intermodal operations; National Steel Car has temporarily suspended manufacturing after employees tested positive for COVID-19; work is under way for Alstom’s railcar facility expansion in Hornell, N.Y.; and Retlif Testing Laboratories has completed a yearlong cybersecurity compliance project for increased protection of rail and transit product testing.
The Houston Airport System has awarded Alstom a 10-year, $105.1 million (€87 million) contract to operate and maintain the Skyway automated people-mover system at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Texas.
Thales is seeking to divest its rail signalling business “in a potential deal worth 1.5 billion euros or more (US$1.8 billion),” according to a Reuters report based on unidentified “people close to the matter.”
New Jersey Transit’s (NJT) initial second-generation ALP-45DPA dual-power (electric-diesel) locomotive from Alstom has arrived, and the agency is slated to take delivery of another 24 on order by early next year.