Brian Everett has been named regional civil transportation Technical Excellence Center lead for Texas at WSP USA.
Siemens Mobility has appointed Yves Desjardins-Siciliano as Canadian CEO for Siemens Mobility Limited. Desjardins-Siciliano “aims to build Siemens Mobility’s presence in Canada and lead its team in the provision of transportation solutions to Canadian service providers,” the company said.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a total of $1.68 billion in grants for transit agencies around the country.
It is no surprise that due to the financial crisis resulting from COVID-19 on New York City’s municipal budget, Mayor Bill de Blasio is reconsidering advancing his $2.7 billion Brooklyn Queens Streetcar Connector (BQX) project. He has 16 factors to consider:
OK, I’ll give you one guess as to who said this. Hints: It’s not APTA or the Eno Center for Transportation. It’s not one of the giant public transportation agencies like the New York MTA or NJ Transit or CTA or WMATA or Los Angeles Metro. It’s not one of the huge engineering consulting firms like WSP USA, AECOM or Parsons. It’s not a transit car builder like Alstom, Siemens or Bombardier. It’s not even Contributing Editor David Peter Alan, whose passion for rail transit has generated tens of thousands of words for the Railway Age website. Give up?
NJ Transit has been awarded $1.4 billion in federal aid through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has appointed HNTB’s Ronnie Hakim, National Transit and Rail Market Sector Leader, and Kimberly Slaughter, Senior National Practice Consultant, to its new Mobility Restoration & Recovery Task Force.
Former interim deputy director of the Transportation & Capital Improvements department for the City of San Antonio Art Reinhardt has been named the San Antonio office lead for transportation at WSP USA.
The NJ Transit Board of Directors authorized a $4.1 million contract with FX Collaborative Architects of New York for preliminary design, engineering and construction assistance of the Central Concourse Extension at Penn Station New York (PSNY).
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye and the leaders of 14 public transportation agencies serving communities who generate 35% of the nation’s GDP in the United States requested additional emergency federal aid for transit systems in a joint letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. House of Representatives Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.