Rapid Transit

SYSTRA has appointed Bonnie Shepherd as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development, the company announced on August 31, 2015. In this capacity, Shepherd will be responsible for leading SYSTRA…
On Sept. 3, 2015, CRRC USA Rail Corp. will break ground on a new, 220,000-square-foot facility in Springfield, Mass., where it will manufacture 284 railcars for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation…
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security two 67-month contracts worth a total of $205.8 million to install communications-based train control…
David Rose, Ph.D., has joined Gannett Fleming as Director of Management Consulting, based in New York City. He will lead Gannett Fleming’s management consulting practice, assisting clients to improve the…
Railway Age has selected noted railway industry industrial designer Cesar A. Vergara as recipient of the 2015 W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation. Vergara will…
Veteran railroad civil engineer and operating officer Alfred E. Fazio, P.E., has joined the staff of Railway Age as a contributing editor.
True success lies in the ability to predict future trends accurately and embrace them successfully rather than letting them adversely affect your business. The difficulty lies in making accurate predictions…
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) located at the Harry Schnabel, Jr., Lab.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) General Manager Joseph M. Casey, who has led the Authority since 2008, will retire effective Sept. 30, 2015, after 34 years of service.
APTA (American Public Transportation Association) has named HART (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation) Executive Director and CEO Daniel A. Grabauskas as U.S./North America representative to the policy board of the…
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast has named MTA Bridges and Tunnels President James Ferrara as interim president of MTA New York City Transit (NYCT)…
Munich, Germany-based Siemens and Montreal, Canada-based Bombardier are engaging in preliminary talks to merge their rail businesses, according to a report in the July 29, 2015 edition of The Wall…
Wabtec Corp. on June 23, 2015 reported record results for second-quarter 2015.
VHB has added four new employees to its Transit & Rail practice in order to better serve clients in metropolitan areas along the East Coast, including Boston, New York City,…
AECOM has appointed Diana C. Mendes, AICP, as director of transit/rail, Design and Consulting Services, Americas.
Gensler has named Hiro Aso as its regional Head of Transport and Infrastructure, a newly created role in which Aso will spearhead the firm’s railway and infrastructure projects, Gensler announced…
Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Nancy Lyon-Stadler a senior principal engineer in the company’s Cleveland office, as part of PB’s transit and rail technical excellence center.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has awarded Duos Technologies Inc. (Duostech), a supplier of intelligent analytical security technology, a follow-up research grant to complete the next…
Alireza Edraki, PEng, PMP, has joined Gannett Fleming as a vice president of Canadian operations for the Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems, the company announced June 24, 2015.
Allen Wright, 76, a well-known and highly respected figure in the rail transit industry for more than 60 years, died at his home in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
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