As the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) gets set to roll out the next generation of light rail vehicles (LRVs) for service on the UC San Diego Blue Line on April 20, MTS officials recently unveiled the first car of the new LRV series during a “Trolley Open House.”
STV, Inc. has elevated Senior Director Corporate Communications Jill Bonamusa to vice president.
RAILWAY AGE, APRIL 2019 ISSUE – On the West Coast, California is doing something different in Transit-Oriented Development.
Canada’s Province of Ontario government on March 28 agreed to release funding to complete property acquisitions for Hamilton’s planned light rail transit system, following a freeze implemented in 2018. The halt to property acquisitions had been made, allegedly, as part of Ontario’s efforts to reduce a multi-billion-dollar budget deficit.
HNTB Corp. announced April 8 that Alexa Gangemi, P.M.P., has joined the infrastructure firm as a Transit/Rail Senior Project Manager and Associate Vice President, based in the company’s New York City offices.
Quandel Consultants announced on April 15 that Peter Windschmitt has joined the national rail and transit firm as Director of Railroad Operations.
There is no dispute that the proliferation and popularity of light rail and streetcars has been the great success story on the North American transit scene since the 1980s. Forty years ago, only seven American cities and Toronto in Canada retained even a single streetcar line that survived from the “golden age” of rail transit. Today there are dozens of lines in the U.S. and Canada, including new starts in their first few months of service.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on April 8 that John J. Brennan III is set to join the DOT agency as Chief Counsel.
Robert Kennah, P.E., has joined HNTB Corp. as Project Director, based in the infrastructure firm’s Houston office. He has more than 23 years of engineering and project management experience.
New Jersey Transit has appointed Lookman Fazal as Chief Information & Digital Officer.