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Rail supplier updates from GE, Alstom, Skanska Shimmick Herzog and Trinity Marine (July 20)


•      GE Transportation officials marked a milestone yesterday, when they rolled out the 5,000th Evolution Series locomotive. They delivered the diesel electric locomotive to Union Pacific Railroad under the road number 7964, which will be featured in the Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days event in honor of the Class I’s 150th anniversary celebration. The GE Evolution Series locomotives are designed to use 11 percent less fuel than the existing North American locomotive fleet average, according to a GE press release.

•      Yesterday, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Skanska Shimmick Herzog (SSH), a joint venture, began demolition of industrial buildings to prepare for construction of the future Berryessa Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station campus. The future BART station is one of two that will be part of the 10-mile Berryessa extension, the first phase of the 16-mile BART Silicon Valley extension of the regional BART system. The station will be located between Berryessa and Mabury roads, next to the San Jose Flea Market in east San Jose, Calif.

•      Alstom officials signed a contract with Danish railway infrastructure owner Banedanmark to deliver onboard equipment to railway operators in Denmark, and equip 503 trains with the Atlas ERTMS signaling solution. The $74 million contract is part of a framework agreement reached between Alstom and Banedanmark in March. Atlas is designed to increase rail operators’ operational performance, improve traffic flow and optimize train frequencies.

•      Tom Faherty has been promoted to president of Trinity Marine Products Inc. He succeeds Paul Mauer, now chief operations officer for TrinityRail. Most recently, Faherty served as vice president and general manager of Trinity Marine’s tank-barge product line. Faherty has 36 years of experience in the marine industry. Trinity Marine Products also promoted Stephen Sheridan to executive vice president and chief commercial officer. He has 37 years of industry experience in executive leadership positions. In his new role, Sheridan will focus on enhancing Trinity Marine’s commercial relationships.

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