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Rail news from RailComm, Herzog, L.B. Foster, AECOM, STV, RSI and REMSA (Oct. 18)


A major North American energy company has selected RailComm to provide a wireless remote control yard system for the company's facility in Pasadena, Texas. The power switch machines will be remotely controlled by a combination of RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) System and handheld DTMF radios.

Herzog Technologies Inc. (HTI) and Signal Training Solutions Inc. (STS) have partnered to establish a Signal Training School in Oceanside, Calif., which is scheduled to open Nov. 1. The new facility will enable HTI and STS to leverage strengths and expertise to address customers' immediate and future training requirements, including in the area of positive train control compliance training, according to a jointly issued press release.

L.B. Foster appointed the following individuals as part of the company's ongoing effort to create a more customer centered organization in the global rail business: William Treacy, general manager of transit products, Suwanee, Ga.; Kyley Holmstrom, regional Class I sales manager, Omaha, Neb.; Stacy Borkofsky, regional Class I sales manager, Calgary, Alberta; Tim Galownia, inside sales representative, Pittsburgh; and Robin Davidson, head of sales, Rail Technologies UK Ltd., Sheffield, United Kingdom.

AECOM has appointed Robert Pinghero as the transit/rail manager in the New York Metro district, where he will work with the Northeast transit/rail market segment leader and other district managers. Pinghero has more than 25 years of experience managing mass transit projects involving new construction and large complex station rehabilitations for clients including MTA New York City Transit, MTA Metro-North Railroad and New Jersey Transit.

Ram Krishna has joined STV as vice president and West Coast systems engineering manager in the firm's Transportation and Infrastructure Division. He has more than 40 years of experience in the transportation industry, most recently as president of his own consulting firm. He also has worked as a project director and project manager for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The following companies will exhibit in the USA Pavilion — hosted by the Railway Supply Institute and Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association — at the NT Expo (Business On Rails) trade show to be held Nov. 5-7 in Sao Paulo, Brazil: Arkansas Industrial Computing, Diversified Metal Fabricators, Georgetown Rail Equipment Co., IONX by Amsted Rail, Koppers Inc., Loram Maintenance of Way Inc., Motive Equipment Inc., NxGen Rail Services L.L.C. and Whitmore Rail.

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