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Supply Side: Wabtec, Cummins, VLI/Progress Rail, Parsons, Alstom

Wabtec signs its first locomotive deal with Grupo RAS in Uruguay and offers a behind-the-scenes look at its brake pad manufacturing plant in Germany. Also, Accelera™ by Cummins commissions its first fuel-cell powered locomotive for Austria’s HY2RAIL project; VLI signs a contract to acquire eight EMD® locomotives from Progress Rail; Parsons wins position on a $1 billion contract to support Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) projects; and a new report highlights the influence of Alstom’s more than 170 years of work across the nation.

$45MM BART CBTC Contract to Parsons

Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) has awarded Parsons Corp. a $45 million engineering services contract for the agency’s Train Control Modernization Project to implement CBTC (communications-based train control). CBTC is part of BART’s $3.5 billion Transbay Corridor Core Capacity Program, which includes five new traction power substations, 306 new rail vehicles and development of a maintenance complex.

Parsons’ House to CTF Board

Sunnie House, Vice President and Western Regional Manager for North America Rail for Parsons, has been appointed Chair of the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) Board of Directors.

Parsons secures Metrolinx ETCCS tech services contract

Parsons has begun providing technical advisory services for Metrolinx’s Enhanced Train Control and Conventional Signaling (ETCCS) project, part of the Canadian agency’s 10-year GO Transit regional/commuter rail expansion program consisting of C$13.5 billion in capital projects and $7 billion in state-of-good-repair works.