President & CEO of GE Latin America, Rafael Santana, has been named to succeed Jamie Miller as President & CEO of GE Transportation with effect from November 1. ‘Rafael has deep roots in GE Transportation, having spent eight years in a variety of commercial and product management roles, as well as leading the Transportation team in Latin America‘, said GE Chairman & CEO John Flannery. ‘His experience helping teams navigate through this tough market, combined with his deep global, operational, services and industrial experience make him the perfect fit for this role. I look forward to working with him closely.‘

Atkins has signed an agreement to use data and analytics from Moovit to support the design and delivery of urban transport systems. ‘We will be able to provide real-time, value-driven insights that will allow civic leaders, transport agencies and national governments to discover and explore in more depth the mobility and movement of people throughout their public spaces and on transport networks’, said Lee Woodcock, Global Product Director for Intelligent Mobility at Atkins. ‘These new evidence-based insights can then be used to support financial investment decision making and ensure each city is applying a user centred design approach to future infrastructure.’

Go-Ahead is deploying ETC - Gauff Mobility Solutions’ DatNet data management system to support the passenger services which it is to operate under contract to the Land of Baden-Württemberg from 2019.

Cummins is to acquire Brammo, which develops battery packs for mobile and stationary applications. ‘To be a leading provider of electrified power systems just as we are with diesel and natural gas driven powertrains, we must own key elements and subsystems of the electrification network,’ said Cummins Inc Chairman & CEO Tom Linebarger on October 16. ‘By adding the expertise of Brammo and its employees to Cummins, we are taking a step forward in our electrification business and differentiating ourselves from our competition.’

Evraz has announced that production of railway products was down 9·8% in its third quarter owing to planned capital repairs at Russian facilities and planned downtime for maintenance in North America.

Russian group LocoTech is consolidating it brands, with TMH-Service becoming LocoTech-Service and Trading House TMHS being renamed as LokoTech Trading House.

Quattro Plant has acquired the rail drainage department of Geoff Brown & Sons, which has specialist drain clearing equipment, high pressure jetting capability, CCTV surveys and new, specially constructed road haulage vehicles. The equipment will immediately start operating under the Quattro Plant name, initially from the Lockerbie depot in Scotland. ‘The Geoff Brown & Sons team will be a welcome addition to the Quattro Plant family, helping our regional strengths and rail knowledge grow with specialist know-how and management of railway associated drainage issues’, said John Murphy, Managing Director of Quattro Group said. ‘We are now the UK leader and our investment in this sector is planned to carry on’.