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Harsco's ProTran Technology unit has received an order to equip the Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver's commuter-rail fleet with enhanced safety systems. RTD selected Protran's Roadway Worker Protection System for installation across on all its trains. In addition, Protran's Collision Avoidance System will be installed on the agency's on-track equipment. Financial terms of the order were not disclosed in a Harsco press release. The company's Roadway Worker Protection System alerts track maintenance work crews of approaching trains or other railway vehicles that enter their work zone.An AECOM-Arup joint venture announced that it provided full engineering and architectural services for the first phase of MTA New York City Transit's $4.45 billion Second Avenue Subway project. The companies broke ground on the project in April 2007. The 1.8-mile stretch of track runs between 63rd and 96th streets in Manhattan and consists of three new stations and an additional upgraded one. The first phase of the Second Avenue Subway opened Jan. 1.SYSTRA has appointed Stanley Rosenblum chief operating officer. He'll lead the company's long-term strategy development and initiatives, help direct the company's operations and promote its vision, SYSTRA officials said in a press release. Rosenblum previously worked for Jacobs Engineering, New Jersey Transit and the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Salco Products Inc. has hired Carl Hybinette as manager of technical engineering services. He has more than 40 years of rail industry experience and previously worked with Union Tank Car Co. and Watco Cos. LLC. Hybinette will provide expertise in welding, weld engineering, metallurgy, rail-car corrosion and plant engineering and workflow, company officials said in a press release. Salco also hired Phil Goginsky, Roberto Sanchez, and Dennis Allbritten as performance assurance engineers.Advanced Rail Systems has hired Ron Martin as vice president of sales and marketing. His experience in automation of yard and mainline projects will allow the company to "confidently propose and reliably deliver proven operational efficiencies" to its clients. Martin has worked in the rail industry for more than 34 years. He also has experience in the track and mechanical field.The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) has inducted John Zuspan, Rick Ebersold and Ronald Brown into the NRC Hall of Fame. Zuspan has worked in the rail industry for more than 40 years, starting as a track laborer at Atlas Railroad Construction. He currently serves on the NRC board and the NRC Safety Committee. Ebersold, who currently serves as president of Herzog Services Inc., began his 45-year rail career as a laborer for the Chicago and North Western Railway. For his part, Brown founded Annex Railroad Builders in 1961 in Indianapolis. In 1998, Annex and 13 other companies joined to form RailWorks Corp. After working for RailWorks for three years, Brown retired in 2001. The three men will be formally recognized today at the NRC's 2017 conference in Boca Raton, Fla.
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