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April 20: Updates from Bombardier, HiRail, Cubic and Bechtel

• Bombardier Transportation has installed the first application of a European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) regional solution on the Vasterdal line in Sweden. The Bombardier INTERFLO 550 ERTMS region system is designed to reduce operational costs and accommodate increased traffic capacity and automated train control around the clock, according to a company press release. The system began operating earlier this spring as a pilot project under Bombardier’s agreement with the Swedish Transportation Administration.

• HiRail Corp. has selected Morrison Metalweld as its exclusive representative for HiRAIL’s recycled rubber level crossing products for U.S. short lines and industrial facilities. HiRAIL also has chosen North American Equipment Sales Co. as its representative for the East Coast, including transit agencies, contractors, and CSX Corp. and Norfolk Southern Railway, according to a company press release.

• Cubic Transportation Systems Inc. has named Doug Morse to the new position of vice president of customer experience. Morse will be responsible for ensuring customers achieve their goals with the company’s technology and services, Cubic officials said in a prepared statement. He also will oversee Cubic’s changing services role, which is evolving to help customers adapt to new technology. Morse has more than 30 years of experience in customer service, including stints at Fortune 500 companies.

• Bechtel has appointed Amjad Bangash managing director of rail. Bangash joined Bechtel in 1992 as a senior engineer in San Francisco. Most recently, he served as project director at the Khalifa Port and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi project in the United Arab Emirates. In his new role, Bangash will report to Mike Adams, president of Bechtel’s civil infrastructure business.

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