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.

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.

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.

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.

Weismantel joins Stantec as senior industrial architect

Jared Weismantel has joined global design and engineering firm Stantec as a senior industrial architect to support the company’s North America Transit Buildings practice. Weismantel “brings extensive experience with a longstanding specialty in the transit sector,” Stantec said.

Marta orders 127 trainsets from Stadler

MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) has awarded Stadler Rail a contract to supply 127 two-car rapid transit (metro) trainsets with options for up to 50 additional sets.

FTA offering $4MM to combat human trafficking

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on March 29 launched a new Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative, which includes two Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) totaling $4 million to prevent human trafficking and other crimes that may occur on buses, trains and other modes of public transportation.