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Stadler has begun delivery of its second U.S.-manufactured project: The first of three diesel-multiple unit (DMU) trains built for the San Bernardino County Transit Authority (SBCTA) have left Stadler’s Salt Lake City manufacturing plant. Upon arrival in San Bernardino County, California, all three DMU vehicles are scheduled to undergo extensive testing on SBCTA’s infrastructure. In September 2017, SBCTA ordered three diesel-electric low-floor multiple unit FLIRTs from Stadler for the Redlands Passenger Rail Project. The trains will operate on a nine-mile commuter route with five stations in the corridor between the San Bernardino Transit Center and the University of Redlands.
Alstom’s Avelia Horizon high-speed train received the prestigious German Design Award, the official design award presented by the German Design Council and the German Ministry for Economics and Technology. The award recognized the Avelia Horizon’s "successful marriage of advanced engineering and strong sustainability focus with inspiring organic contours and an interior design that delivers a truly exceptional passenger experience," Alstom officials said in a press release.
STV Inc. has named Sherif Hanna vice president and engineering director for the firm’s tunneling and geotechnical engineering practice. Hanna will support regional tunneling and geotechnical growth, manage projects, provide leadership for pursuits, mentor staff and manage collaborations between various business units. Prior to joining STV, Hanna served as vice president, managing director and northeast geotechnical and tunneling manager at a multinational engineering and design firm. Hanna worked in a managerial capacity in support of Phases 1 and 2 of the Second Avenue Subway for Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit.