Kimberly Slaughter, Transit/Rail Market Sector leader for HNTB Corp., has been appointed Senior Vice President of the firm. She has more than 30 years of comprehensive experience in transportation and public transit. Based in Chicago, Slaughter works with transit and rail clients throughout the U.S.
MTA New York City Transit President Andy Byford on May 23 revealed “Fast Forward: The Plan to Modernize NYCT,” an estimated $19 billion* program described as “a comprehensive plan to completely modernize every major aspect of the organization and its services, from subways to buses to accessibility to corporate culture.”
The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee voted to approve the nomination of Thelma Drake as Federal Transit Administrator.
The boards of General Electric and Wabtec on May 21, 2018 approved the merger of GE Transportation with Wabtec in a deal worth $11.1 billion. The merger will make Wabtec a Fortune 500 company and a major player in the railway equipment and services market, with operations in more than 50 countries.
Los Angeles-area transit and rail freight transportation projects just got a generous public funding boost.
Ensuring that rail and transit systems are maintained in a state of good repair (SGR) “is critical to providing efficient, reliable, and safe service,” says Bentley Solutions Executive-Rail and Transit Andrew Smith, host of a webinar on “well-maintained, reliable transit infrastructure—track, signal systems, bridges, tunnels, vehicles and stations.”
RATP Dev USA has launched Orbyt, described as “an innovative technology platform that keeps passengers in motion, adapting to the different demands and disruption of the transit industry.”
MTA New York City Transit President Andy Byford, recently arrived from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and working diligently to improve operations, has named two agency veterans to executive posts running North America’s largest rapid transit network.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit finished work on its Myrtle Viaduct on the M Line, rebuilding the structure that has been in place for more than a century.
Consulting engineering firms HNTB, ENSCO and WSP USA have hired key personnel within the past few days.