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Tutor Perini Corp. has been awarded a $56.3 million contract by Amtrak to construct the 11th Avenue Extension into the concrete casing recently completed beneath the Eastern Rail Yard of the Hudson Yards in New York City. The contract will aid in the next phase of a concrete casing constructed to preserve the future pathway of a new tunnel under the Hudson River into Penn Station. The project will measure 105 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 35 feet tall, extending beneath 11th Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets.

MEN Micro Inc., a provider of embedded computing hardware, is now offering its NM10 model, an unmanaged aluminum enclosed 8-port Ethernet switch designed to a fit a compact box PC format. The NM10 is joining the company’s fleet of rugged Ethernet switches that withstand demanding and harsh environments, such as transportation. All electrical components are soldered to resist shock and vibration, and are protected against dust and humidity through conformal coating. For more information, visit

Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a contract to supply an INNOVIA APM 256 automated people mover system with 36 vehicles to the Chicago O’Hare International Airport and the Chicago Department of Aviation. The company is working together with Parsons Construction Group, the primary contractor on the project, which is valued at approximately $180 million. Bombardier’s deal also includes a CITYFLO 650 Communications-Based Train Control system for driverless operation, as well as on-board communications to support the infrastructure. The 256 model was the preferred choice as it fits into O’Hare’s existing guideway infrastructure and station envelopes. For more information, go to

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