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Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Continental Rail, Road & Rail, L.B. Foster and Gannett Fleming (Sept. 12)

Bombardier Transportation has obtained a $62 million order from Delhi Metro Rail Corp. to provide the first driverless, unattended mass transit solution in India. The CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control system will be delivered to Line 7, part of Delhi's expansion of transportation options. Bombardier will design, manufacture, supply, install, test and commission the train-control system.

Continental Rail Corp. (CRC) has engaged investment banking firm Taylor-DeJongh Ltd. to assist with developing a freight-car acquisition finance program. Under terms of the engagement, CRC, through its rail equipment leasing division, will work with TDJ to identify an initial fleet of 6,000 rail cars for lease to third parties. TDJ will work with CRC to develop a financing platform to enable CRC to acquire and manage portfolios of rail cars.

Road & Rail Services Inc. announced it was honored twice during this year's Association of American Railroads' Automotive Quality Excellence Awards. The company's New Orleans team, in conjunction with Norfolk Southern Railway, received the award for "highest quality review score for destination facilities;" and the San Antonio team, in association with Union Pacific Railroad and Toyota Logistics, was recognized for "highest quality review score for origin facilities," according to a Road & Rail Services press release. Meanwhile, Road & Rail Services also recently launched its Southeast Track Services Division. Based in Spartanburg, S.C., the new division provides various track condition management services, including track inspection, maintenance and repair.

L.B. Foster Co. announced that its CXT® Concrete Buildings plant in Spokane, Wash., has been selected as a finalist by IndustryWeek magazine for the 2013 Best Plants Award. The recognition demonstrates L.B. Foster's commitment to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement in the workplace, company officials said in a press release. L.B. Foster's rail products facility in Pueblo, Colo., won the magazine's 2011 award as one of North America's top manufacturing plants; the company has been chosen as a finalist for each of the past four years, officials said.

Bryan Mulqueen, national manager of Gannett Fleming's Transit & Rail Practice, has taken on added responsibility for Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems (GFT&RS), along with the operations of the firm's Transit and Rail Practice in the U.S. Northeast. GFT&RS President Michael McNamara and Northeast Transit and Rail Practice Director David Boaté now will report to Mulqueen.

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