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Siemens and Bentley Systems have formalized a strategic alliance agreement where the companies will invest €50 million (US$54.3 million) in developing joint solutions to enlarge their respective offerings for infrastructure and industry to the benefit of the end-customers.

A total of five consortia and companies have qualified to bid on two contracts from CDPQ Infra, subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, to build part of a proposed CA$5.5-billion (US$4.06-billion) light-rail project in Montreal.

Scott Smith, who has served as Valley Metro's interim CEO since February 2016, will transition to a two-year term as the agency's CEO.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) have received four design proposals from qualified engineering firms for the modernization of the LIRR’s level in Penn Station as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plans to transform the stat ...

Union Pacific (UP) will increase train speed Nov. 15 to 60 mph from 40 mph along about four miles of track between River Road and Plaza Parkway in Modesto, Calif.

 

CSX has revised its expectations for fourth quarter performance to reflect a decrease in earnings per share, but says it remains committed to finding cost savings and efficiencies and invest in improvements to drive its long-term strategy.

The Canadian government has allocated CA$34.4 million (US$25.7 million) in funds toward the VIA Rail Toronto Maintenance Centre for infrastructure improvements.

 

CSX has promoted Michael Rutherford to vice president-industrial products, effective immediately.

 

Public transportation across the United States came out a winner of the Nov. 8 election as 33 of the 48 local and statewide public transit measures up for a vote were approved; a passage rate of 69 percent, based on unofficial results.

Herzog Railroad Services, Inc. (HRSI), has named James Hansen chief commercial officer, where he will report directly to HRSI President Rob Crawford.

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