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Hakim returning to her MTA roots New Jersey Transit Executive Director Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim will be returning to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority after only 18 months leading NJT. She will become President of MTA New York City Transit on Dec. 28, replacing MTA Bridges and Tunnels President James Ferrara, who has been serving as NYCT Interim President since the August 2015 retirement of Carmen Bianco.

fast-trackers
Railway Age’s inaugural Fast Trackers—10 Rising Stars Under 40, are ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. After nearly three months and 57 entries later, Railway Age editors,...
marta-selects-wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff-for-tunnel-ventilation-upgrade
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) on Feb. 3, 2016 awarded a design-build contract to Archer Western Construction with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as the lead designer to overhaul and upgrade its tunnel ventilation systems. The rehabilitation and renewal project...
rtr-technologies-names-new-vp-of-sales
As RTR Technologies’ new Vice President of Sales, Kevin Clyne is the go-to expert for mass transit and freight rail industries, as they get more aggressive in seeking technology to prevent cold-weather train service shutdowns. In fact, there’s hardly a...
septa-turns-to-sustainable-traction-power
Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp., has awarded ABB Canada’s power and automation technology division a contract to engineer, manufacture and commission seven ENVILINETM Energy Storage Systems (ESS) wayside energy management systems with lithium-ion battery storage technology from Saft America,...
porcari-moves-up-at-parsons-brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Senior Vice President and National Director of Strategic Consulting John D. Porcari as President, U.S. Advisory Services. In his new role, Porcari directs WSP | PB’s strategic consulting services across all market sectors, including buildings,...

will-fast-act-bring-fast-results?
After years of delays and extensions, a multi-year surface transportation bill is finally in place. Will it deliver on the advertised? On Dec. 4, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a five-year federal transportation bill,...
uitp-to-launch-international-urban-rail-platform-for-north-america
The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) announced Jan. 12, 2016 the creation of the International Urban Rail Platform for North America, which will bring together key rail industry players from the region and the rest of the world. 
Leaders from...
railway-age-announces-winners-of-inaugural-fast-trackers-contest
After nearly three months and 57 entries later, Railway Age editors, along with judges Nick Little, Managing Director of Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program and Ronald L. Batory, President and Chief Operating Officer of Consolidated Rail Corporation, have selected...
pulicare-succeeds-eby-at-wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Joseph G. Pulicare, P.E., President of its U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Sector. Pulicare succeeds Cliff Eby, who is retiring after a distinguished career in the public and private sectors. Pulicare currently serves as Chief Operating...
keybanc-wabtec-story-is-intriguing
During much of fourth-quarter 2015, investor interest in Wabtec (Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp.) has increased due to concerns about the North American railcar cycle, Wabtec’s pending acquisition of Faiveley Transport, the sustainability of margins and returns, and the company’s...