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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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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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Charlie Guess has been named construction services manager for the West region of engineering and professional services organization WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Guess, who will be based in the firm’s Orange, Calif. office, and...
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Michael Barbour, PE, has joined HNTB Corp.’s Southern California team as Senior Project Director and Associate Vice President, with responsibility for the California High-Speed Rail Construction Package 4 project, where he oversees project and construction management of technical and management...
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MTA New York City Transit is qualifying the TRANSIS®-Train communications system from CSiT, a supplier of integrated communication and security technology for transit, under a loan agreement. TRANSIS®-Train is powered by TRACe™ transportation computing technology from Kontron, a provider of...
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The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have withdrawn a proposed rule that would have regulated actions addressing sleep apnea for workers in safety-sensitive positions. The FMCSA posted a notice on its website Aug. 4 and the official...

nyct-qualifying-kontron-powered-on-board-communications
MTA New York City Transit is qualifying the TRANSIS®-Train communications system from CSiT, a supplier of integrated communication and security technology for transit, under a loan agreement. TRANSIS®-Train is powered by TRACe™ transportation computing technology from Kontron, a provider of...
fra-fmcsa-withdraw-proposed-sleep-apnea-rule
The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have withdrawn a proposed rule that would have regulated actions addressing sleep apnea for workers in safety-sensitive positions. The FMCSA posted a notice on its website Aug. 4 and the official...
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Former Bombardier Transportation executive Andrew Robbins has been named executive director and chief executive of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation. The agency’s board voted to hire Robbins August 7, to oversee construction of the troubled $10-billion Oahu rail transit project....
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The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NYMTA) has a new President and Managing Director, as well as three new board members. Chairman Joseph Lhota on Aug. 3 appointed Patrick Foye as President and Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim as Managing Director of the...
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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced it would buy rival CH2M Hill Cos. Ltd. for $3.27 billion in cash and stock. The deal would give Jacobs, based in Dallas, a greater presence in the government services and infrastructure sector. It is a...

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