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2/19/2015



Rail News: Railroading Supplier Spotlight

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Clark Construction, RR Mergers, Unitrac and Parsons Brinckerhoff (Feb. 19)


Alstom announced that it will provide maintenance services for 75 passenger cars on Serco’s "Caledonian Sleeper" trains in the United Kingdom under a $142 million, 15-year contract. The terms of the agreement cover both current units and Serco’s eventual acquisition of a new fleet in 2018. Alstom also recently unveiled its new 214-passenger regional train, Regiolis, which will provide service in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region in France.

Clark Construction Group has launched C3M Power Systems to focus on transportation-related jobs. C3M counts among its current projects a rehabilitation project on two of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s lines, Cincinnati’s new streetcar, as well as West Virginia University’s Personal Rapid Transit system.

RR Mergers & Acquisitions announced that Sain Signaling and Electromechanial Solutions purchased Phase2 Concepts Electronic Railroad Relay Technology. Amtrak and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority currently use the electronic relay product.

Unitrac Railroad Materials Inc. has promoted Lizabeth Albanese to national sales manager. Employed by Unitrac since 2002, Albanese has sold rail materials across both the freight and passenger sectors.

Parsons Brinckherhoff appointed Jason Tell area manager of its Portland, Ore., office. Most recently a Region 1 manager with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Tell first joined Parsons Brinckheroff as senior planning manager in 2014. His career with ODOT spanned two decades and included the roles of policy and planning manager, as well as senior federal affairs adviser.

GAI Consultants Inc. hired Matthew Howard as senior signaling manager for the firm’s Train Control Systems Group. Howard has nearly 20 years of experience in rail signaling within both North American and global markets. Working from the firm’s Jacksonville, Fla., office, Howard will assist the firm as in the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line Extension project. He will also work to help the firm meet safety and signal engineering standards generally. 



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