Tag Archives: Chicago

Cubic’s Ventra Mobile App for Chicago Transit Users Reaches 1 Million Downloads

Cubic Corp.‘s Ventra mobile application has achieved more than one million downloads and was utilized for roughly $110 million in fare payments by Chicago-area transit users a year after its launch. Cubic Transportation Systems, the Chicago Transit Authority and transit partners Pace and Metra collaborated to launch the transit app designed to help users …

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DOE Lab, Exelon Enter Clear Energy Systems R&D Agreement

The Energy Department‘s Argonne National Laboratory and Exelon have signed a five-year cooperative research-and-development agreement to explore new technology that could support clean energy goals and help develop a next-generation energy grid. Exelon said Tuesday the partnership aims to combine the company’s market knowledge with Argonne’s research and expertise in energy production and delivery. The agreement …

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AT&T Tapped to Provide Wireless Network Support to Urban Sensing Project in Chicago; Mike Zeto Comments

AT&T has been selected to provide wireless network connectivity support to an urban sensing project in the city of Chicago. The Urban Center for Computation and Data oversees the Array of Things project that aims to gather data on Chicago's infrastructure, traffic congestion, air quality, climate, noise and other environmental …

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Dan Bennewitz: QTS to Open Mega Data Center in Downtown Chicago

QTS Realty Trust will open a 317,000-square-foot data center in downtown Chicago Friday to provide a range of information technology infrastructure services to government and enterprise customers. QTS said Tuesday it collaborated Mortenson Construction and consulting-engineering firm ESD to design and build the mega data center on the former Chicago Sun-Times  complex. The facility is built to offer direct access to long-haul fiber networks …

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QTS to Open Chicago-Based Data Center in IaaS Market Push

QTS Realty Trust is establishing a mega data center in downtown Chicago as the company aims to help address a demand for colocation, managed hosting and cloud computing services in the Midwest. QTS said Tuesday the 317,000-square-foot facility will be built to provide infrastructure as a service to government and other enterprise customers. Construction on the first …

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Parsons Lands $310M Contract to Upgrade Chicago Airport People Mover; Todd Wager Comments

Parsons has secured a $310 million contract with the Chicago Department of Aviation to upgrade the automated transit system at O'Hare International Airport. Under the design-build agreement, Parsons will extend the ATS tracks by 2,000 feet to accommodate a car rental facility as well as perform replacement work on the existing system that …

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John Heller: PAE Adds Postal Service Transportation Support Work in Atlanta

PAE has received a seven-year, $50.4 million contract from the U.S. Postal Service to provide mail transport equipment processing, warehousing and shipping support to the Atlanta Mail Transport Equipment Service Center. The company said Wednesday the new contract is in addition to a separate award for PAE to support the mailing agency’s Chicago MTESC facility. “We …

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Michael Capone to Lead Grant Thornton Distribution Practice

Michael Capone, former head of the consumer and industrial products practice at Grant Thornton, has been appointed to lead the company’s distribution group based in Chicago starting Aug. 1. The executive worked with several distribution, retail and manufacturing customers throughout his eight-year career at the firm, Grant Thornton said Thursday. …

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Northrop VP Jim Palmer to Speak at Deutsche Bank Conference

Jim Palmer, Northrop Grumman corporate vice president and chief financial officer, will be doing a presentation at an upcoming industrials conference in Chicago. The Deutsche Bank 2013 Global Industrials and Basic Materials Conference will take place on June 13, Northrop Grumman said Wednesday. Northrop Grumman vice president for investor relations, …

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