Joint venture awarded Tucson streetcar contract

Granite Construction Inc. announced late Thursday that it and RailWorks Track Systems have been awarded a a $56 million contract by Tucson, Ariz., to build the city’s 3.9-mile streetcar project. The two companies have formed a joint venture, Old Pueblo Trackworks, to perform the work.

Valley Metro awards LRT extension contract

Phoenix’s Valley Metro on Thursday selected Valley Transit Constructors (VTC), a joint venture, for the design and construction of the $200 million, 3.1-mile Central Mesa light rail extension into the namesake Arizona municipality. Parsons Transportation Group, part of the joint venture, will serve as lead designer. The agency’s board of directors voted unanimously to accept the $111 million bid.

Skanska awarded New York subway contract

Skanska USA’s civil construction business unit announced Wednesday it has signed a $261.9 million contract with New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the Second Avenue Subway project in New York City.

Sacramento to host rail supply forum

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, along with representatives from the Federal Railroad Administration, will join representatives from original equipment manufacturers Alstom, Bombardier, Electro-Motive Diesel, GE, NipponSharyo, Siemens, Talgo, and Wabtec at a one-day seminar in Sacramento Wednesday. The event is described as a “forum to connect rail industry OEMs with U.S. suppliers in the manufacturing sector.”

Thales Group lands Singapore signaling contracts

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France-based Thales Group said Monday it had landed a contract with Singapore’s SMRT Corp. supply its SelTrac Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) to resignal SMRT’s North-South and East-West rail lines, covering a combined 100 kilometers (62 miles) and serving 54 stations. The contract is worth roughly $154 million.