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Turnaround exec to lead MBTA as GM/CEO The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has named Luis Manuel Ramírez as its next General Manager/Chief Executive, effective Sept. 12. Ramírez, who will succeed Interim GM Steve Poftak, is credited with successful turnarounds at some of the nation's largest corporations through his 30-year business career.

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Patrick Allen, P.E., has joined HNTB Corp.’s national rail systems group as Manager of Vehicle and Rolling stock products, which includes locomotives and passenger cars and associated components, among them PTC (Positive Train Control) equipment. He is based in the...
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SYSTRA has acquired bridge design company International Bridge Technologies (IBT). Following the acquisition, IBT will be renamed SYSTRA IBT. SYSTRA says that the combination of the two companies "will provide clients with high-end technical expertise in bridge design combined with high-quality...
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HNTB Corp. has named Thomas J. Spearing III National Transit Program Management/Construction Management Practice Leader, a new position. He is based in Philadelphia. Spearing joined HNTB in 2016 as New York Office Leader and Senior Vice president. Prior to HNTB, he...
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K. Jane Williams, a veteran of two GOP administrations, has been appointed Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration. Prior to joining FTA, Williams was the Director of the Washington Area Transit Office in the Maryland Department of Transportation. In that...
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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) released a research report that details the impact freight and passenger rail operations have on the state economy. The report, Rail and the California Economy, is being released as an early research product supporting the...

williams-new-fta-deputy-administrator
K. Jane Williams, a veteran of two GOP administrations, has been appointed Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration. Prior to joining FTA, Williams was the Director of the Washington Area Transit Office in the Maryland Department of Transportation. In that...
caltrans-publishes-report-on-rail’s-economic-impact-on-state
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) released a research report that details the impact freight and passenger rail operations have on the state economy. The report, Rail and the California Economy, is being released as an early research product supporting the...
turnaround-exec-to-lead-mbta-as-gm-ceo
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has named Luis Manuel Ramírez as its next General Manager/Chief Executive, effective Sept. 12. Ramírez, who will succeed Interim GM Steve Poftak, is credited with successful turnarounds at some of the nation's largest corporations through...
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C-Can Power Systems Inc., manufacturer of the RLW-Series of Switching and Signaling chargers, is offering the 12VDC/600 watt signaling charger with Ethernet connection. In the past, a signal maintainer would have to visit a site to check for alarms. C-Can’s RLW12/600e...
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Oliver Ernhofer has been named New York Transportation Planning Manager and Senior Supervising Planner for WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Ernhofer will manage and lead transportation and transit planning projects in the New York metropolitan...

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