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Rail supplier news from NRC, Tramont, Alstom, ABB Turbocharging, TekTracking, CRRC and HNTB (June 14)

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) has hired TGA Association Management Solutions LLC (TGA AMS) for government affairs and association management services. TGA AMS President Matt Ginsberg previously worked with the association in roles including operations, conference planning, and regulatory and government affairs.

Tramont Manufacturing has acquired Compo Steel Products, increasing its production capacity and expanding its reach into the railroad market. Compo will continue operations as a division of Tramont Manufacturing under the name Motive Energy. Motive Energy is known for creating precision components for passenger and freight locomotives, according to a Tramont press release. As part of the acquisition, Tramont will begin transferring production to the Compo manufacturing plant, which is less than a mile from Tramont’s current facility in Milwaukee.

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PATH to open eastbound Harrison Station

Rail News Home Passenger Rail 6/14/2019 Rail News: Passenger Rail
image PATH’s eastbound Harrison Station redevelopment is part of the agency’s $256 million modernization of the 76-year-old station.Photo – PATH

Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) commuter-rail system officials announced it will open the eastbound Harrison Station tomorrow in Harrison, New Jersey.

The eastbound redevelopment is part of PATH’s $256 million modernization of the 76-year-old Harrison Station. It is glass-enclosed, with weather-protected entrances, elevators, widened stairs and escalator access to the platform. 

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LA Metro tunnel boring machine breaks through to Wilshire/Western Terminus

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image Since LA Metro’s tunnel boring machine was lowered into the ground at the La Brea site in October 2018, the machine has burrowed about 60 feet per day.Photo – LA Metro

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) earlier this week announced that its first tunnel boring machine has broken through from the Wilshire/La Brea Station site to the Wilshire/Western Terminus in Los Angeles. 

The boring machine is one of two being used to mine parallel subway tunnels to extend LA Metro’s Purple Line from the current Wilshire/Western Terminus to the Wilshire/La Brea Station site. 

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Palmetto Railways to serve new plastics transload facility

Rail News Home Intermodal 6/14/2019 Rail News: Intermodal
image The 550,000-square-foot facility will be built on 26 acres of the former U.S. Navy base in North Charleston, South Carolina.Photo – South Carolina Ports Authority

Frontier Logistics broke ground yesterday on a new warehouse facility that will support the handling of plastics and resin exports from the Port of Charleston in South Carolina.

The 550,000-square-foot facility will be built on 26 acres of the former U.S. Navy base in North Charleston, South Carolina. It will be served by Palmetto Railways, which will connect it to Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX routes, South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) officials said in a press release.

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DART names Schulze chief of staff

Rail News Home Railroading People 6/14/2019 Rail News: Railroading People
image Dallas Area Rapid Transit Chief of Staff David SchulzePhoto – DART

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) yesterday announced the appointment of David Schulze as the chief of staff.

Schulze becomes DART’s first executive-level chief of staff, serving as senior adviser to DART's president and executive director, according to a DART press release. 

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