New Jersey Transit has been named to the Forbes “America’s Best Employers By State 2021” list. In addition, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) will offer free round-trip tickets for rider use from Sept. 22, Car Free Day, until Oct. 31.
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WSP USA is promoting Sofia Berger to Executive Leader of the Transportation National Business Line, succeeding Joseph G. Pulicare, who will retire at the end of the year.
The Federal Transit Administration has awarded American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 grants for COVID-19 response to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA, $859.6 million) and Orange County (Calif.) Transportation Authority (OCTA, $163.9 million).
New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo has been selected as Chair of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Transit Policing and Security Peer Advisory Group.
New Jersey Transit has released a Request for Proposal for the $190 million renovation and revitalization of Newark Penn Station.
A new financial plan has been submitted to the Federal Transit Administration to support the Hudson Tunnel Project’s inclusion in the CIG (Capital Investments Grant) Program; the project is one segment of the Gateway Program on the Northeast Corridor.
Angela Schwarz has joined WSP USA as Vice President for National Rail Systems.
New Jersey Transit is boosting safety and security on its commuter rail system with 200 high-definition onboard video systems from Burr Ridge, Ill.-based Railhead Corp.
Brian Wilton has been selected for the newly created position of General Counsel at New Jersey Transit, effective mid-September.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has dispensed $255.7 million in previously awarded American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to New Jersey Transit that the agency will apply toward NJT services affecting New Jersey and Pennsylvania. SEPTA has received about $650 million.