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2010-08-19 09:31:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A critical choke point on Norfolk Southern's Crescent Corridor has been eliminated with a reconfigured rail junction near Front Royal, Va. This was the final and most complex of six capacity improvement projects in Northern Virginia to handle more trains at higher speeds. Funded by $43 million from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and nearly $20 million from Norfolk Southern, the projects lengthened or built new...

2010-06-07 13:40:00

NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS Outdoor has renewed its contract with the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA), one of the nation's largest public transportation systems, as announced today by Wally Kelly, president and chief executive officer, CBS Outdoor. The new agreement includes Washington D.C. transit advertising on both bus and rail systems, totaling 86 metro stations, 1,200 rail cars and more than 1,300 buses. The renewal spans three years, with four single...

2010-04-06 09:43:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Unitrac Railroad Materials, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Healey Railroad Corporation and a specialty trackwork manufacturer and distributor of new and relay rail, has received a three (3) year contract to supply special trackwork to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The amount of manufactured trackwork that will be provided by Unitrac under this contract is valued at approximately $7.2M over the next three years....

2010-01-24 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. General Services Administration yesterday appointed Mortimer L. Downey to serve as director and Marcel C. Acosta to serve as alternate director of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board (WMATA, commonly known as Metro) for a four year term. Under federal law (P.L.110-432) and the WMATA compact, the GSA Administrator has the authority to appoint two directors and two alternative directors to the WMATA Board. The Metro Board...

2009-10-07 12:23:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), one of the busiest mass transportation systems in the United States, is using IBM (NYSE: IBM) software to monitor all of its buses, trains, and related equipment to know if and when they need to be repaired or replaced. By being able to see the exact condition and location of all of its assets, WMATA is able to ensure safe and on time service for millions of passengers each week. (Logo:...

2009-05-11 15:00:00

PITTSBURGH, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Ansaldo STS USA has signed a contract with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to replace an existing interlocking on their Silver Spring Station. The interlocking upgrade is the first step of a new WMATA effort to refurbish their existing system with a seamless transfer, hot standby MicroLok(R) II interlocking controller for vital and non-vital functionality. The project incorporates several "firsts" for WMATA, including the use of...

2009-03-31 05:00:00

HOUSTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Powell Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: POWL), a leading manufacturer of equipment and systems for the control, distribution and management of electrical and other dynamic processes, today announced that it has received a $46 million contract to supply the packaged electrical power systems to distribute and control the power needs for Phase One of the Dulles Metrorail Project Silver Line extension. Federal funding for Phase One of the project was...

2009-03-30 10:19:00

LISLE, Ill., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- KONE received a major order to supply and install 25 KONE transit escalators and 26 hydraulic elevators, which are subcontracted for furnish and installation by KONE and a local MBE elevator company, for the first phase of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (DCMP). These solutions will be an integral part of the DCMP to provide safe and efficient people flow throughout the 11.6 mile metro extension, spanning from the current Orange Line at East Falls...


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