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Rail supplier news from Balfour Beatty, Werner and Masabi (May 11)

Balfour Beatty will deliver Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's Overhead Contact System Rehabilitation Phase 3 project.
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Balfour Beatty has been awarded a $16 million contract to deliver Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's Overhead Contact System (OCS) Rehabilitation Phase 3 project. Part of VTA's Rail Rehabilitation and Replacement Program, the third phase calls for renewing, replacing and modifying light-rail segments along the Guadalupe Corridor and completing safety improvements in the maintenance facility in Guadalupe Yard. Balfour Beatty's general contracting services will include replacing 38 miles of deteriorating mainline and crossover contact wire, section insulators, crossing pans, frogs, under-bridge supports and other OCS components. Construction will start in May 2023 and conclude in August 2023.

Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises was recognized by 50/50 Women on Boards for having three or more women on its corporate board of directors. 50/50WOB is a leading global education and advocacy campaign driving gender balance and diversity on corporate boards. With three women directors representing 43% of its independent corporate board members, Werner demonstrates that when three or more women serve on a board, profitability, productivity and workplace engagement increase, according to a Werner press release.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, NEORide, the Transit mobile app and Masabi announced the transit agency has joined EZfare, a contactless ticketing solution available in the Transit app. Transit with EZfare will replace GCRTA’s existing RTA CLE app and will become its official app for purchasing fare media. Transit with EZfare will begin June 12.

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