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Rail supplier news from RSI, Bombardier, Alstom and WSP (July 27)


RSI Logistics Inc. has acquired Specialized Transportation Service (STS), which provides bulk liquid intermodal services from Portland, Oregon. The newly acquired company will operate under the name STS Intermodal LLC. The firm's existing equipment, labor and management will remain in place, and Jana Corder will continue her role as general manager of the Portland operations. The acquisition is aimed at complementing RSI's growth strategy in bulk intermodal transportation, RSI officials said in a press release. The acquisition's financial terms were not disclosed.

Bombardier Transportation has awarded a five-year, $290 million contract to global energy and services group ENGIE to deliver integrated facilities management, production maintenance and project services. ENGIE also will deliver capital expenditure projects and energy performance solutions. The services are to be delivered at existing and new buildings, including manufacturing environments, Bombardier officials said in a press release.

French rail operator SNCF Mobilities has approved an order for 100 next-generation Avelia Horizon high-speed trains from Alstom. The order will cost $29 million per trainset, with an additional $221 million budget for services. The trainsets consist of two reduced-length power cars and articulated double-deck passenger cars. The units will accommodate up to 740 riders, which is a 20 percent increase in capacity of the existing cars, Alstom officials said in a press release. The trainsets also feature a remote diagnostic system for predictive maintenance, which is expected to boost trains' reliability and availability.

WSP USA has appointed Nancy Lyon-Stadler to lead its Cleveland office. She'll be responsible for office management and expansion, product delivery, client engagement and new business development. Since Lyon-Stadler joined WSP as a senior principal engineer in 2015, Lyon-Stadler has been part of several "transformational projects" in northeast Ohio, company officials said in a press release. A Women's Transportation Seminar member, Lyon-Stadler is affiliated with the Transportation Research Board and the American Public Transportation Association.

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