Pictured (left to right): Alberto Lara, Metrolink; Misty Calder, NCTD; Nicholas Cumins, Bentley Systems; and Eloy Martinez, HNTB. (All Photographs Courtesy of the Respective Companies)
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People News: Metrolink, NCTD, Bentley Systems, HNTB

Southern California’s Metrolink welcomes a new Chief People Officer. Also, North County Transit District (NCTD) in California appoints a Deputy General Counsel; Bentley Systems, an infrastructure engineering software company based in Exton, Pa., transitions its leadership; and infrastructure firm HNTB hires a Vehicles Project Director.

The TTC and ATU Local 113 have reached a tentative agreement that avoids a strike. Pictured during the June 7 announcement: TTC Chair Jamaal Myers (right) and TTC CEO Rick Leary. (TTC Photograph)

Transit Briefs: TTC, Metrolink, NCTD, SEPTA

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 113 avert a strike. Also, Southern California’s Metrolink approves a contract extension for CEO Darren Kettle; North County Transit District (NCTD) is launching first-mile/last-mile service for COASTER commuter rail riders; and Elavon will enable contactless fare payments for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) riders.

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People News: Savage, STV, NCTD, RATP Dev USA

Savage announces CEO retirement and successor appointment. Also, STV promotes Marilisa Stigliano to lead financial planning and analysis; North County Transit District (NCTD) hires Joy Freeman as Chief People Officer; and RATP Dev USA announces key leadership changes.

Transit Briefs: WMATA, MBTA, NCTD, RTA

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) applauds state funding to redevelop the Capitol Heights Metro Station. Also, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) advances nearly 1,000 units of housing; the North County Transit District (NCTD) authorizes negotiations with developers for two oceanside transit-oriented development (TOD) projects; and Chicago’s Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) selects eight station activation projects for a pilot program to improve public safety near transit and develops the Chicago region’s first Mobility Hub Network Framework.

Pictured, left to right: Alex Denis, North County Transit District (NCTD Photograph); Nabanita Nag, Norfolk Southern (NS Photograph), Angel Martinez, STV (STV Photograph); Thomas J. McGuinness, STV (STV Photograph); and Andy Klinck, U.S. Rail & Logistics (USRL Photograph).

People News: NCTD, NS, STV, USRL

California’s North County Transit District (NCTD) appoints Alex Denis as Chief Procurement Officer. Also, Norfolk Southern’s (NS) Nabanita Nag earns a corporate counsel award; professional services firm STV recruits Angel Martinez and Thomas J. McGuinness to oversee transportation infrastructure projects in the Northeast; and U.S. Rail & Logistics (USRL) taps Andy Klinck as Senior Vice President of Operations.

Pictured, left to right: Marlon Taylor, New York & Atlantic Railway (NYA Photograph); Tom Tulley, North County Transit District (NCTD Photograph); Peter Schwartz, HNTB (HNTB Photograph); Joy Riley, HNTB (HNTB Photograph); and Erin Slayton, HDR (HDR Photograph)

People News: NYA, NCTD, HNTB, HDR

Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH) elevates Marlon Taylor to President of New York & Atlantic Railway (NYA). Also, California’s North County Transit District (NCTD) hires Tom Tulley as Chief Operations Officer of Rail; HNTB appoints Peter Schwartz as Railroad Development Practice Lead and Vice President, and announces that Senior Project Manager Joy Riley has been named WTS South Carolina Chapter’s Member of the Year; and HDR’s Transportation Program Management Services Director Erin Slayton has been elected to the Executive Committee of WTS International.

INRD’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Micheal D. Engel (left) and Vice President, Business Development (center) Larry F. Kaelin have retired. NCTD has promoted Chris G. Carrillo to Security Director.
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People News: INRD, NCTD

Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) announces the retirements of two senior executives, and California’s North County Transit District (NCTD) elevates a veteran employee to Security Director.

Shawn M. Donaghy will serve as NCTD's new CEO, beginning March 1, 2024.

NCTD Appoints Donaghy as CEO

The North County Transit District (NCTD) Board of Directors on Dec. 21 unanimously approved Shawn M. Donaghy as the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective March 1, 2024.