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Updates from Ansaldo STS, Parsons Brinckerhoff, EDX Wireless and Siemens


• Ansaldo STS has obtained a $24.5 million contract from Paris Metro operator RATP to provide preventive and corrective maintenance of signaling systems on several metro and tramway lines. The three-year contract includes an option for two more years, at $15 million.

• Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Dennis Henning senior engineering manager in Dallas and Frank Domingo, senior project control specialist in Los Angeles. Henning will be responsible for developing and managing transit and rail projects throughout the firm’s south central region. He has more than 35 years of civil and environmental engineering and project/program management experience. Domingo will be responsible for budget and cost management, contract change control and subcontract administration for the L.A. Metro Regional Connector project, for which the firm, as part of a joint venture, is providing conceptual planning and preliminary design. Domingo has more than 17 years of experience as a project and cost control management specialist on large infrastructure projects.

• EDX Wireless has entered into a partnership and distribution agreement with Hutton Communications Inc. to sell and distribute EDX SignalPro's suite of wireless network design and radio frequency (RF) engineering tools throughout North America. In addition, Hutton will use the EDX system in its own design and engineering. The agreement covers EDX's entire product line, including the new SignalRT route-based planning system for positive train control.

• Siemens Industry Inc. has named Mark Kramer senior director of the Rail Automation mainline business segment.