Amtrak, in partnership with NJ Transit and in coordination with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has entered into a $73 million, two-year contract with a team led by global engineering, consulting and design firm Arup to begin designing options for Gateway Program extensions and additions to the existing tracks, platforms and concourses in Penn Station New York. These facilities will be the first new ones since the original Pennsylvania Railroad New York Improvements Program in the early 20th century.
The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) has chosen the joint venture of Arup and WSP to provide planning and engineering services for its Link21 program.
It’s not easy being a trailblazer. First born. First in the office. First woman. First black woman. I would be lying if I said I’d not seen and faced bias during my 25-year career working as an engineer and asset manager. However, despite these barriers, I succeeded. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean others will. These barriers mean that many of our talented and driven Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) peers are still finding it difficult to make it, both finding a way “in” and climbing to the top.