Balfour Beatty

From Left to Right: Mark Johnnie, Balfour Beatty US Civils COO; Kelly Phariss, Balfour Beatty Civils Vice President of West Operations; and Diana Sorfleet, CSX EVP and Chief Administrative Officer.
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People News: Balfour Beatty, CSX

Balfour Beatty appoints Mark Johnnie to COO and Kelly Phariss to Vice President of West operations. Also, CSX Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Diana Sorfleet has been named to Women We Admire’s Top 50 Women Leaders of Jacksonville for 2023.

Amtrak does not have a centralized and automated repository to store its procurement contracts, and instead stores them in multiple locations, “affecting its ability to determine the total number of contracts, suppliers, and other contract information,” according to an Amtrak Office of Inspector General (OIG) report released Aug. 18. (Photograph Courtesy of Amtrak OIG, via Twitter)

Transit Briefs: Amtrak, LAX

A new report from the Amtrak Office of Inspector General finds that “America’s Railroad” lacks a centralized and automated repository for contracts, which “poses legal and financial risks.” Also, LINXS Constructors has topped out the sixth and final station with structural steel for Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) 2.25-mile Automated People Mover (APM) project.

Balfour Beatty Lands VTA Catenary Project

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has awarded Balfour Beatty a $16 million contract for its Overhead Contact System (OCS) Rehabilitation Phase 3 project. Balfour Beatty recently completed Phase 2 of this project.

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Ballast Maintenance, Delivered

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2020 ISSUE: While most aspects of railroading have not been immune from the effects of COVID-19—namely, a drop in business—many railroads have been “working smart” and thinking ahead, taking advantage of lower traffic levels to get a jump on maintenance-of-way projects, before work windows re-tighten when operations return to pre-pandemic levels. State-of-good-repair and other projects are continuing, and railroads are using a variety of high-production, high-tech-driven track machines to perform the work. Ballast programs are among the most important of these.