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John Rohner (left), Newel Jensen (middle) and Kitty Barkley (right) have joined WSP USA Southwest Mountain District's senior leadership team.
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People News: WSP USA, HNTB, Integrated Rail and Resources Acquisition Corp.

WSP USA announces new arrivals to the Southwest Mountain District’s senior leadership team, including John Rohner, Newel Jensen and Kitty Barkley. Also, Diana Timpson joins HNTB as Senior Project Manager of Rail Transit in the firm’s Seattle office; and Integrated Rail and Resources Acquisition Corp. (IRRX) announces the appointment of Jason Reeves and Rear Admiral Ronald “Curt” Copley as new Independent Directors to the company’s Board of Directors.

Pictured left to right: Jason Jewell, Managing Director, Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency; Brian Riley, Chief Operating Officer of Rail, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS); and Jacqueline Peduzzi, Vice President and Business Unit Leader, STV.
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People News: LOSSAN, San Diego MTS, STV, ASLRRA, WSP USA

Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency appoints Jason Jewell as Managing Director. Also, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) promotes Brian Riley to Chief Operating Officer of Rail; and engineering firm STV names Jacqueline Peduzzi Vice President and Business Unit Leader. Paul Howard “Howard” Croft Jr., former President of the American Short Line Railroad Association (now ASLRRA), has died. James “Jim” L. Lammie, former President, CEO and Non-Executive Chairman of Parsons Brinckerhoff (now WSP), died Nov. 9.

Mapping/Grouping; Exporting quantities to EC3 from an infrastructure digital twin (via the Bentley iTwin platform). Image courtesy of Bentley Systems.
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Supply Side: Bentley Systems, Trimble

Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Bentley Systems) announces integration of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) with its iTwin platform for infrastructure carbon calculation. Also, Trimble introduces rail module for real-time monitoring software.

From left to right: WSP New York District Lead Rebecca Ashton; GATX Independent Chair of the Board James B. Ream; NYA Director of Sales and Marketing John Gleeson; and AECOM Vide President of Government Relations and Transit Market Sector Lead Kristen Watson.
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People News: WSP, GATX, New York & Atlantic Railway, AECOM

WSP USA (WSP) appoints Rebecca Ashton New York District Lead. Also, GATX Corporation (GATX) names James B. Ream Independent Chair of the Board; the New York & Atlantic Railway (NYA) names John Gleeson Director of Sales and Marketing; and AECOM appoints Kristen Watson Vice President of Government Relations and Transit Market Sector Leader for its Canadian transportation business.

Brian L. Glassberg (right) will take over the role of GTX Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary once Deborah A. Golden (left) retires at the end of November.
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People News: GATX, UP, WSP (UPDATED)

Deborah A. Golden set to retire from GATX Corporation (GATX). Also, Union Pacific’s (UP) Wendy Whalen earns a Women in Supply Chain Award; and Rob DiAdamo joins WSP as Senior Director of the firm’s Advisory Enterprise and Strategy Team.

(Photograph Courtesy of L.B. Foster)
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People News: L.B. Foster, WSP USA

Pittsburgh, Pa.-based L.B. Foster Company has appointed a new Board Chairman. Also, WSP USA has selected a leader for its Asset Management and Business Advisory group.

David S. Kim, National Transportation Policy and Multimodal Strategy Principal, WSP USA
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Kim Joins WSP USA

Former California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) Secretary David S. Kim has been named National Transportation Policy and Multimodal Strategy Principal for WSP USA.

For WSP, a New ‘Body’

WSP USA has named Christopher Body as Vice President and Senior Business Development Director Mobility Operations, with responsibility for development and pursuit of tolling, traffic management center, transit, rail and other programs in North America. He will collaborate with other WSP business sectors, as well as with regional and national leadership, “to position the firm as a preferred and trusted choice for transportation projects.”

Karen Hedlund at a June 24 preliminary Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on her nomination to the STB, along with three other Biden nominees to other government posts.

Hedlund Joins STB

Democrat Karen J. Hedlund on Jan. 3 was sworn in as the newest member of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), succeeding Republican Ann D. Begeman.

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People News: Railroad Software, Savage, HDR, WSP

Railroad Software hired a short line railroad veteran as Vice President of Business Development. In addition, a former Mexican Ambassador to the United States joined the Savage Board of Directors; HDR made two executive appointments; and WSP USA named a National Transit and Rail Deputy Market Sector Leader.