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11/26/2008



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

Updates from Bombardier, The Allen Group, LEDtronics and ARCADIS


• Bombardier Transportation and Hartasuma Sdn Bhd obtained a $57 million contract from Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad to expand a Bombardier-supplied automated people mover system at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The companies will extend a spur to a new operations, maintenance and storage facility, and provide three BOMBARDIER CX-100 vehicles. Bombardier's contract share totals $35 million for designing and supplying the three driverless vehicles, modifying an existing six-vehicle fleet, providing automatic train control, power distribution and communications systems, and other work.

• Real estate developer The Allen Group has executed a lease with container hauler Bridge Terminal Transport to relocate a container yard from a site near Love Field Airport to the Dallas Logistics Hub near Hutchins, Texas. The hub is in close proximity to Union Pacific Railroad’s Dallas Intermodal Terminal (DIT) and Interstate 45. The container yard will store inbound and outbound containers that transfer through DIT, as well as chassis and trailers. Construction on the container yard is under way and expected to conclude in February 2009.

• LEDtronics Inc. recently marked its 25th anniversary. The company held an anniversary event at its Torrance, Calif., headquarters. LEDtronics provides LED lamps, clusters and arrays to various industries, including the rail industry.

• ARCADIS has been ranked as one of the top three fastest-growing architecture, engineering and consulting firms in the United States by Zweig White Information Services. The Zweig Letter Hot Firm List for 2008 placed ARCADIS at No. 3 based on percentage and dollar growth. Zweig also named ARCADIS the top large firm in the nation. In addition, ARCADIS received special recognition as the firm with the highest growth on a raw dollar basis. From 2004 to 2007, ARCADIS registered $584 million in growth.


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