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• Siemens Mobility obtained a $205.2 million contract to
provide 57 low-floor light-rail vehicles to the San Diego Metropolitan Transit
System. To be delivered over a two-year period, the S70 vehicles will replace
some of the 134 vehicles currently in operation. The cars will feature seating
for 60 people.
• L.B. Foster Co. has received a $2.7 million contract to
supply rail fasteners, trackwork and new rail for the Port Authority of
Allegheny County's 1.2-mile North Shore Connector light-rail extension. The
materials are scheduled to be delivered in late 2010.
• Invensys Rail appointed Charles Riley business
solutions director. He previously held a number of positions with Invensys Rail
subsidiary Westinghouse Rail Systems Ltd., including systems engineering
manager, R&D manager and, most recently, general manager of new markets.
• TransContainer and DB Schenker BTT recently signed a
set of agreements to organize container transport between Europe and Russia
during the 18th plenary session of the Coordinating Council on Transsiberian
Transportation, which opened Sept. 28 in Munich, Germany. The parties will set
up a container depot in Riga, Latvia, to increase their shares of the transport
and logistics service market for chemical transportation, according to the
• The Railway Supply Institute has launched a new logo,
theme line and Web site to mark the organization's new focus on supporting,
connecting and advocating for its more than 250 member companies. Created by
Smith Marketing Services, the new logo and Web site support RSI's three-fold
mission, according to a prepared statement.
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