Rail Fleet Decarbonization Opportunity: What Does it Mean for You?

It’s an exciting time for rail fleets and operations. Society’s decarbonization efforts around the globe have created impetus in the rail industry to further reduce its carbon footprint. Technology is improving to make zero emissions a realistic goal. Yet, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to transitioning rail operations to achieve net zero emissions.

Marcin Taraszkiewicz (pictured) has joined HDR as Rail and Transit Vehicle Technology Lead.
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People News: New Orleans RTA, HDR

Alex Z. Wiggins will retire as CEO of the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA), effective Dec. 31. Also, Marcin Taraszkiewicz joins HDR as Rail and Transit Vehicle Technology Lead.

Paul Wiedefeld, Northeast Region Transportation Director, HDR (left) and Chris Dillon, Vice President, Government Affairs, North Carolina Railroad Company.
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People News: HDR, NCRR

Paul Wiedefeld joins HDR as Northeast Region Transportation Director. And North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) appoints Chris Dillon as Vice President, Government Affairs.

HDR’s Transportation Market Strategy Director Christopher LaTuso, PE
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People News: HDR, Port of Long Beach, COMTO

HDR appoints Christopher LaTuso Transportation Market Strategy Director. Also, the Port of Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners elects Harbor Commission Vice President Sharon L. Weissman Board President; and the Conference of

Mueller was sworn in June 29 as the sixth MTA Chief of Police
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People News: NYMTA, OneRail Coalition, STV, HDR

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has appointed a new MTA Chief of Police. Also, OneRail Coalition announced winners of Canby Awards, STV welcomed new key leaders throughout Texas, and HDR

Union Station Redevelopment Corporation is a nonprofit organization charged with preserving and restoring the USDOT-owned Washington (D.C.) Union Station (pictured). Incoming President and CEO is Doug Carr. (Photo Credit: Sarah Mayersohn, USRC Document/Archive Manager and Jillian Hess, USRC Public Relations and Outreach Manager)
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People News: HDR, RDC, USRC

HDR’s Andre Lauzier has been appointed to the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Transportation Committee. Also, Juan de Dios Olaechea has joined Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Railroad Development Corporation (RDC) as Managing Director-International Business Development; and Doug Carr is the incoming President and CEO of Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) in Washington, D.C.

Aerial view of Pier B, courtesy of Port of Long Beach.

Feds OK Port of Long Beach Pier B Proposal

The U.S. Maritime Administration has issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) approving the Port of Long Beach’s planned $1.547 billion Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility project.

People News: HDR, RPA

HDR has named Shyam Kannan Mid-Atlantic Transit Lead. Also, the Rail Passengers Association’s (RPA) volunteer leaders elected former Charlottesville (Va.) Deputy Mayor and City Councillor Meredith Richards as Board Chair.