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Rail supplier news from RailState, Keolis, TUV, Duos and Transit Wireless (March 3)

Adam Nori (left) and Nick Borders (right)
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RailState has added Adam Nori and Nick Borders to its sales and business development team to scale product adoption across North America. Nori has 20 years of rail experience and is owner of Pacific Alpine Rail Advisors, a based consulting firm in Calgary, Alberta, that supports rail customers with fleet management, rail-car procurement and business development services. Borders has more than a decade of experience in the rail industry and owns Sequoia Rail LLC, a rail transportation brokerage and consulting firm.

Foothill Transit has renewed its contract with Keolis to continue operating services from a rail yard in Pomona, California. Valid through 2027, the contract extends Keolis' maintenance and operations activities and will prioritize safety, partnership, the passenger experience, on-time performance and the continued transition to renewable energy sources. The contract calls for Keolis to maintain and operate 147 vehicles that operate on either electricity, compressed natural gas or hydrogen.

TUV Rheinland has received ISO/IEC 17020:2012 accreditation from the Standards Council of Canada as part of the Inspection Body Accreditation Program to be an independent safety assessor for rail and transit projects in Canada. TUV is the fourth firm to receive such accreditation, which allows the firm to perform safety assessments on all types of rail and transit projects in the country.

Duos Technologies Inc. announced its Rail-car Inspection Portal (RIP) platform — which can inspect rail cars from more than 90 views depending on configuration — now can be customized for specific applications for rail operators. The platform's customizable nature is designed to enable rail companies to mitigate preventable mechanical factor derailments. RIP also can visually detect potential mechanical issues leading to overheating of wheel or brake components. Thirteen North American rail operators now use the platform.

Transit Wireless will double the size of its 5G wireless fiber network on MTA New York City Transit subway lines. The company will expand its high-capacity fiber connectivity, designed for carrier-grade 5G cellular service, across 418 track miles and up to 20 separate river crossings. Planning and design phases of the expansion are underway.

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