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.
The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) has chosen the joint venture of Arup and WSP to provide planning and engineering services for its Link21 program.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has awarded members WSP and Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) with Platinum and Gold recognition, respectively, in its Sustainability Commitment Program.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Amtrak and New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) have announced two alternatives to transform their separate concourses into one “open, light-filled” space in the existing Penn Station.
The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) Board appointed its first Executive Director; Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) named a new Chief of Police and Director of Security; STV, Inc. has promoted two veteran transportation leaders to Senior Vice President roles; and WSP in Canada tapped a new President and CEO.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has awarded a joint venture of Archer Western Construction and Herzog Contracting a $783 million design-build contract for the 26-mile Cotton Belt commuter rail line.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is envisioning a 250-mph “ultra-high speed ground transportation system” connecting Vancouver, B.C.; Seattle, Wash. and Portland, Ore., with Seattle-Vancouver and Seattle-Portland travel times reduced to one hour each. Engineering and professional services consultancy WSP will be preparing a business case analysis for what WSDOT describes as “an international, public-private partnership of WSDOT; the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT); the British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology; and Microsoft Corp.”
New York is moving ahead with long-sought plans to get people from the train to the plane.
North Carolina’s Research Triangle Regional Public Transportation Authority (GoTriangle) has chosen the Gannett Fleming/WSP Joint Venture as the construction management consultant for Durham and Orange counties’ light-rail project.
WSP USA, the former WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, made significant contributions on rail projects which recently received awards from the California Transportation Foundation (CTF).