Commuter/Regional

Randy Clarke, incoming General Manager and CEO, WMATA

Clarke to Lead WMATA

Randy Clarke, current President and CEO of Capital Metro (CapMetro) in Austin, Tex., has been selected as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) new General Manager/CEO, succeeding Paul J. Wiedefeld. He will start in late summer, WMATA reported on May 10.

Leadership Defined

RAILWAY AGE, MAY 2022 ISSUE: Our third annual Readers’ Influential Leaders online poll garnered nominations for a large number of active (non-retired) people from all areas of the North American railway industry. A commitment to service, safety and sustainability is how our 2022 honorees—selected by our subscribers—approach their roles. We are pleased to present the top 10 nominees, plus five leaders receiving Honorable Mentions.

Now On Line: Railway Age May 2022 Digital Edition

The May 2022 issue of Railway Age is available digitally, showcasing the honorees of our third-annual Readers’ Influential Leaders poll and covering signal failure avoidance, North American locomotive fleet stats, and more.

Metrolinx has awarded a Railway Track, Signal and Station Works contract to Dagmar Construction for the Kitchener GO Corridor Expansion project.

Transit Briefs: CTA, Metra, Metrolinx

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will repair 28 stations this year as part of its “Refresh & Renew” program. Also, Chicago’s Metra has broken ground on an Electric Line commuter rail station rehab project; and Metrolinx, the Toronto-area regional transit agency, has awarded an approximately C$62 million Railway Track, Signal and Station Works contract for the Kitchener GO Corridor Expansion project.

Joe Marie Heads STV Boston Office

Joe Marie, a 35-year rail and transit industry veteran who recently joined STV as a Senior Vice President and Senior Program Manager, has been named manager of the firm’s Boston office.

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Andreski Named Trinity Metro President, CEO

Richard Andreski, a public transportation veteran with 23 years of experience and more than 10 years of executive leadership, has been selected as the next President and CEO of Trinity Metro, Fort Worth, Tex. He assumes his new post June 20.

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Gates Joins Shift5 as CRO

National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Energy (DOE) veteran Alexander Gates has joined Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity firm Shift5 as Chief Research Officer (CRO). Gates will oversee the company’s threat research portfolio, product security strategy and knowledge management efforts, “ensuring the distribution of Shift5 information as efficiently as possible.”