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Updates from Bombardier, Omni Products, CH2M Hill, RailInc, C.R. England and Infinity Transportation


• Bombardier Transportation received an order for 50 trams from the Department of Transport in Victoria, Australia. The $293 million contract includes the supply of 50 Bombardier FLEXITY Swift low-floor trams, maintenance equipment and maintenance of the trams until 2017. The pact also includes an option for 100 additional trams.

• Omni Products Inc. and CMI-Promex announced that CMI-Promex has expanded its product portfolio to include the OMNI Products rail crossing systems in the northeastern U.S. Existing CMI-Promex customers will be able to buy OMNI concrete and rubber grade crossing systems.

• CH2M Hill, a consulting, design, construction and operations firm, appointed Michael Lucki senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective Nov. 1. Lucki previously was a partner and head of the global engineering and construction industry practice for Ernst & Young L.L.P.

• RailInc has announced its October webinar schedule for the new rail industry Damaged and Defective Car Tracking (DDCT) system. The free webinars will present an overview of the system and basic process. DDCT is a centralized, web-based application designed to replace paper defect cards and eliminate the need for defect card brackets by automating the manual process for identifying and tracking damaged and defective rail cars, according to RailInc.

• C.R. England has added TempStack, 53-foot temperature-controlled, container-on-flat car service to its offerings. TempStack is a temperature-controlled intermodal network that enables shippers to double stack refrigerated containers on flat cars, according to the company.

• Infinity Transportation L.L.C. has acquired a portion of GE Capital’s domestic intermodal chassis fleet. The transaction enables Infinity Transportation to expand its rail leasing and investment services to include other transportation-related assets, company officials said in a prepared statement.

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