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)

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.

Chip Knowlton

Knowlton Joins HDR

HDR has tapped Chip Knowlton as Infrastructure Consulting Business Transformation Director.

The proposed rail line will connect the Farmington, N.Mex., area to the BNSF corridor, near Gallup, N.Mex., approximately 120 miles south, and reduce the amount of freight traffic on U.S. 491, U.S. 550 and other regional collector and local roads. (Image Courtesy of USDOT)

Northwest New Mexico Eyes New Freight Rail Service

HDR will study the feasibility of new freight rail service serving San Juan County, N.Mex., which would include an interchange with BNSF.

Tara Erwin, Transportation Manager, Canada, HDR

HDR Elevates Erwin to Transportation Manager, Canada

Tara Erwin has been promoted to lead transportation market operations in Canada for HDR, an engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services firm.

HDR will examine extending Denver RTD’s existing B Line commuter rail alignment as well as leasing BNSF right-of-way and tracks to bring service during peak commuting hours from Westminster Station 35.3 miles north to Boulder and Longmont.

Northwest Commuter Rail Planning Advances in Colorado

The Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) has selected HDR Engineering Inc. to study the feasibility of running peak-service commuter rail to Longmont, Colo.

People News: Hotstart, Frauscher Sensor Technology, HDR

Hotstart has elevated Casey Hall to Product Strategist/Market Manager. Also, Andrzej Bartnik is taking over as Chief Technology Officer at Frauscher Sensor Technology. And HDR has promoted Laura Grams to Transit Planning Practice Leader.

People News: DART, HDR, New York MTA, RATP Dev USA, WSP USA

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART); consultancy HDR; New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA); transit system manager and operator RATP Dev USA and WSP USA have appointed new executives.

Pictured (left to right): Acacia Reber, ENSCO Rail; Chad Hewitt, HDR; and Brian Frizzell, Sasser Family Companies.

People News: ENSCO, HDR, Sasser

ENSCO Rail hired Acacia Reber as Director of Marketing and Business Development. In addition, Chad Hewitt joined HDR as Senior Rail Project Manager, and Brian Frizzell has been promoted to lead two Sasser Family Companies subsidiaries.