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  • Johns Hopkins APL, Harsco Form Unmanned Rail Security Tech Alliance; Jim Resio Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins APL, Harsco Form Unmanned Rail Security Tech Alliance; Jim Resio Comments

    Harsco's Protran Technology unit and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have formed a partnership to market an unmanned vehicle technology designed to help operators manage the safety and security of rail operations. The alliance seeks to introduce the Instrumented Rail Inspection System offering to the entire Harsco network of railway and urban transit system customers as well […] More

  • Bechtel, Network Rail Recognized for Reading Station Project; Ailie MacAdam Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bechtel, Network Rail Recognized for Reading Station Project; Ailie MacAdam Comments

    The Bechtel and Network Rail-developed Reading Station railway has received the Project of the Year award at the U.K. rail industry's National Rail Awards. The companies were recognized for what the judges described as “collaborative working and careful planning,“ Bechtel said Wednesday. “Collaboration between Network Rail, train operators, passengers and other stakeholders was essential to […] More

  • Ensco to Equip Canadian Nat'l Railway Vehicles With Track Inspection Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ensco to Equip Canadian Nat’l Railway Vehicles With Track Inspection Systems

    A business unit of Ensco will provide track geometry measurement and machine vision joint bar inspection systems for two hi-rail vehicles of the Canadian National Railway as part of efforts to ensure safer railway operations. The company said Tuesday Ensco Rail will equip the hi-rail vehicles with its RailScan Lite Track Geometry Measurement System and Joint Bar Inspection System to support […] More

  • James Rowntree: CH2M HILL Lands Railway Modernization Project in Poland - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    James Rowntree: CH2M HILL Lands Railway Modernization Project in Poland

    CH2M HILL has secured a rail modernization contract to help redesign a railway line that stretches between Wegliniec to Gorlitz in Poland, the construction and engineering firm said Wednesday. Polish rail infrastructure company PKP PLK awarded the estimated $538,000 contract to CH2M HILL for modernization work on the track, which runs from the edge of Poland to the […] More

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    Parsons Picked to Manage Virginia Streetcar Program; Todd Wager Comments

    Parsons Transportation Group has been awarded a $7 million contract to provide management services for a streetcar program in Northern Virginia, RailwayAge reported Monday. Douglas John Bowen writes the Columbia Pike streetcar program is intended to connect two separate lines from Fairfax County to Arlington. “This high-capacity modern streetcar program for the Columbia Pike and […] More

  • Autodesk to Help Qatar Build Railway Network; Callan Carpenter Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Autodesk to Help Qatar Build Railway Network; Callan Carpenter Comments

    Autodesk has been awarded a contract to provide building information modeling services for Qatar Rail's work to construct an integrated railway network in the Middle Eastern country. The company will advise Qatar Rail on implementing BIM technologies and practices and help to train Qatar Rail's staff for the railway project over the next three years, Autodesk […] More

  • Siemens to Add Signaling Equipment on Algerian City Subway - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Siemens to Add Signaling Equipment on Algerian City Subway

    Siemens has won a $26.5 million contract to supply signaling equipment for a railways system in Algeria’s capital of Algiers, the Railway Gazette reported Tuesday. The Enterprise Metro d’Alger construction firm selected Siemens to equip a 2-mile extension of  Metro Line 1 with the Siemens Trainguard MT Communications control, which works to operate the trains […] More

  • KBR to Design Road Rail Separator for $145M Project; Colin Elliott Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    KBR to Design Road Rail Separator for $145M Project; Colin Elliott Comments

    KBR has won a contract to help design a road rail separation project for a $145 million public transportation project covering approximately 1.1 miles of track. The company will be responsible for the preliminary design, detailed engineering design and for providing technical advice to alliance partner John Holland during construction, KBR said Monday. Project work […] More

  • CGI Wins Railway Traffic Mgmt Software Contract; Ron de Mos Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CGI Wins Railway Traffic Mgmt Software Contract; Ron de Mos Comments

    CGI Group has won a potential 10-year contract to develop and manage software for a railway management agency to use for controlling the movement of more than 6,000 trains. The contract is for six years with an option to extend for an additional four years and the first project under the contract is worth approximately […] More

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