Santana to succeed Betler as Wabtec President, CEO

Wabtec Corp. announced that Rafael Santana will serve as its new President and CEO, effective July 1. He’ll replace Ray Betler, who plans to retire.

APTA to host Get on Board Day

On April 25, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and its members will celebrate the inaugural national Get on Board Day.

MTS rolling out new Trolleys

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.”

Bonamusa named STV VP

STV, Inc. has elevated Senior Director Corporate Communications Jill Bonamusa to vice president.

Innovation From a ‘P2’ System

RAILWAY AGE, APRIL 2019 ISSUE – On the West Coast, California is doing something different in Transit-Oriented Development.

Ontario thaws Hamilton LRT real estate dollars

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.

Gangemi joins HNTB as Senior Project Manager, AVP

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.

Windschmitt joins Quandel as Director of Railroad Operations

Quandel Consultants announced on April 15 that Peter Windschmitt has joined the national rail and transit firm as Director of Railroad Operations.

APTA conferees contemplate LRT’s future

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.

Brennan joins FTA as Chief Counsel

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on April 8 that John J. Brennan III is set to join the DOT agency as Chief Counsel.

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