HDR advisors have helped three transit agencies secure a total of $1.23 billion for four projects under the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant program; L.B. Foster Co. has hired a new Senior Vice President and CFO.
HDR promoted Tom McLaughlin to President, Global Transportation. FreightCar America appointed Terence R. Rogers Vice President, CFO and Treasurer.
Theresa McClure has been promoted to Strategic Communications Director of the HDR Transportation Practice.
RAILWAY AGE, JANUARY 2021 ISSUE: First, getting through the pandemic—then, building a new normal. Amid uncertainty, there is cautious optimism for passenger rail in 2021. That was the general consensus of industry experts Railway Age interviewed in December.
HDR has elevated Erin Slayton to Transportation Program Management Director. She will serve clients in all transportation markets and continue to diversify the consulting firm’s service capabilities.
Herzog President Jim Hanlon has been elected to the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s (ASLRRA) Board of Directors; HDR promoted Sam Tso to Western Region Transportation Director; and Transit Wireless named Jyoti Mahurkar-Thombre Chief Technology Officer.
The Los Angeles International Airport’s 2.25-mile Automated People Mover (APM) will use a traction energy storage system for backup power when it opens in 2023.
Reaching out to communities early and following up throughout the transportation project planning process is key to building equity. That’s among the takeaways from HDR’s latest “Experts Talk” interview, in which Cathy LaFata shares insights on the environmental justice process and strategies for improving community engagement. She is the Northern California Transportation Planning Section Manager and a Professional Associate at HDR.
Janet Gonzalez Tudor is the new Transportation Operational Resiliency Director at HDR. She will support clients’ long-term resiliency and organizational health.
Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected the HDR-led team to serve as technical advisor for the approximately C$10.9 billion TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) Ontario Line in Toronto. This nearly 16-kilometer, free-standing subway line, with 15 proposed stations, will run from Ontario Place/Exhibition Place through downtown Toronto to the Ontario Science Centre.