Marcelo Bravo is the new Vice President of Rail and Transit at Fairport, N.Y.-based Tracsis North America, formerly known as RailComm. Also, Burns Engineering’s Alva Carrasco concludes her term as President of Latinos In Transit (LIT).
Union Pacific (UP) has recognized 12 suppliers and companies with its first ever 2023 Sustainability Partner Award, honoring business partners who have demonstrated both leadership and progress toward achieving sustainability goals.
Brightline launches a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new intercity passenger rail station in Florida’s Treasure Coast region. Also, the long-awaited Valley Line Southeast LRT will open next month in Edmonton, Alberta; Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston Metro) selects Jacobs as a transit-oriented development advisor; Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) applies for U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) SMART grants for rail safety projects; and Fitch upgrades New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) credit rating and rating outlook.
Former Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) President/Executive Director Gary Thomas has signed on to become National Transit and Rail Market Director for H.W. Lochner, Inc. (Lochner), a Chicago, Ill.-based infrastructure planning and engineering firm.
Washington’s Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) on Sept. 16 opened the 2.4-mile, $282.7 million Hilltop Tacoma light rail extension. The new alignment more than doubles the length of the
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is testing “no standing” zones on New York City Transit (NYCT) subway platforms to help eliminate rider assaults on conductors. Also, Seattle’s Sound Transit is beginning simulated service on the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension; Jacobs will deliver general engineering consulting services for passenger rail under the Transforming Rail in Virginia infrastructure program; and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) mulls expansion options.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has selected Jacobs as prime designer for the Metro-North Penn Station Access Project.
Gary Thomas, former Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) President/Executive Director, is taking on a new role: U.S. Transit Market Leader at Jacobs, a professional services firm.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has opened its 65th light rail station, Hidden Ridge in Irving, Tex., to serve Orange Line riders.
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded the 360 Transit Alliance Joint Venture, comprising Stantec and Jacobs, a program control services contract for four TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) projects, valued at C$28.5 billion (US$22.07 billion).