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Industry Briefs

A roundup of news from public transportation’s agencies and private sector companies
L.B. Foster to Acquire Unit of Balfour Beatty Rail — L.B. Foster Company, based in Pittsburgh, has announced an agreement to acquire the railroad tuning unit, FWO, of Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH. The German business provides track lubrication and switch roller equipment for international railway applications. L.B. Foster is a manufacturer of friction management solutions for the rail industry.
Long Beach Transit Prepares for Payment Changes — Long Beach Transit (LBT) has scheduled community events to introduce changes in its fare payment system for older riders and persons with disabilities. Effective Feb. 8, the California agency will no longer sell paper bus passes and will require all ­passengers to have a durable Transit Access Pass card.
Bridge Replacements Planned Along Metro-North Line — MTA Metro-North Railroad is partnering with the city of Mount Vernon, NY, to replace up to three priority bridges that carry vehicular traffic over Metro-North’s New Haven Line tracks in the downtown area. Design and replacement costs of the century-old bridges have been estimated at $10 million, of which $7 million will come from the MTA Capital Program. The Metro-North tracks in Mount Vernon are below street level in a “cut” spanned by closely spaced bridges.

VIA Honored for Diversity — The Texas Diversity Council recently presented its 2014 Corporate Award to San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit. The council commends organizations for their support of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community, giving the award to businesses and agencies that have developed and implemented effective equal opportunity programs and have cultivated and promoted diversity initiatives.
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