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Rail supplier updates from New York Air Brake, Alstom, Decision Lens, Colo Railroad and Leroy Automation (Feb. 26)

New York Air Brake announced yesterday its first shipment of DB-60 II air brake control valves, which will be used on tank cars transporting Bakken crude oil by rail. The new control valves feature a mechanism that works to replenish brake cylinder pressure when a leak occurs.

Alstom will provide 30 coupled Citadis X05 trams for a new tramway system in Sydney under a $1.59 billion contract. The Transport for New South Wales awarded the contract to a four-company consortium known as ALTRAC in December 2014. Alstom will provide trams, power supply equipment, signaling systems and an energy recovery system, and maintain the tramway. The ALTRAC consortium will also take over operations and maintenance of the existing Inner West Light Rail under the contract.

Decision Lens, a cloud-based decision-making software company, announced that it now counts over 25 state departments of transportation, transit agencies and commercial transportation companies among its clients. Amtrak, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation are some of its current users. Decision Lens' software is designed to improve project prioritization and resource allocation.

Colo Railroad Builders announced on Monday that it moved its headquarters to Houston. The move is aimed at helping the company expand operations in the southern and southwestern United States, according to a company press release.

Leroy Automation has named John Iwanic business development engineer for North America. In his new role, Iwanic will coordinate the firm's commercial activities with entities involved in mass transit in Canada and the United States. Prior to his hiring, Iwanic served in business development and sales roles with TimberWolf Consulting and ISC Applied Systems.

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