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Pictured, left to right: Jannet Walker-Ford, Keolis North America (WSP Photograph); Amanda Coates, Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA Photograph); Joseph Sczurko, WSP (WSP Photograph); and Christopher Peters, WSP (WSP Photograph).

People News: Keolis, Port NOLA, WSP, Duos

Keolis North America (Keolis) appoints Jannet Walker-Ford as Board Chair. Also, the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) elevates Amanda Coates to Chief Commercial Officer; WSP Global, Inc. promotes Joseph Sczurko and Christopher Peters to President and Chief Operating Officer, respectively, in the United States; and Duos taps Adrian Goldfarb as Chief Financial Officer.

Astell Joins WSP

Nigel Astell, well known in the global rail transit community and to Railway Age/Parsons Next-Generation Train Control Conference attendees through his role in organizing this annual event (slated for October 17-18 in

Shawn Wilson, National Agency Coordination Leader for Transportation and Infrastructure, WSP
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Shawn Wilson Joins WSP

Shawn Wilson, former Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (2016-23), has signed on as National Agency Coordination Leader for Transportation and Infrastructure at WSP, an engineering, environment and professional services consultancy.

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Transit Briefs: NYMTA, Tri-Rail, RTD

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) selects an HDR-led team to provide program management to its Station Capital Program. Also, final federal approval could bring Tri-Rail to downtown Miami in December; and the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) installs new light rail seat covers.

Scott Drainville, CEO, Hillsborough Transit Authority (left); Sean Flaherty, Transportation Sustainability and Resiliency Director, HDR (center); and David Cochrane, Senior Vice President and Transportation Program Director, WSP

People News: HART, HDR, WSP

Scott Drainville has transitioned from interim to permanent CEO of Hillsborough Transit Authority (HART), which runs the TECO Line Streetcar in Tampa, Fla. Also, Sean Flaherty is the new Transportation Sustainability and Resiliency Director at HDR, a design firm specializing in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services; and David Cochrane will now lead high-speed rail projects at engineering, environment and professional services consultancy WSP.

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2023 Women in Rail: Innovating, Inspiring

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2023 ISSUE: Since 2017, Railway Age has celebrated women leaders who break down barriers and create opportunities for the next generation. This year, 23 honorees and five honorable mentions were selected from more than 100 Women in Rail awards candidates by judges Barbara Wilson and KellyAnne Gallagher, with input from the Railway Age staff. These visionaries from all levels of North American railroading are not only excelling in their respective fields, but also making an impact in the historically male-dominated freight, transit and supply sectors; supporting and inspiring more women to join the industry; and serving their communities. Congratulations to these women whose accomplishments are presented here.

From Left to Right: George Moubayad, Chief Sustainability and Strategy Officer, Caterpillar; Patrick Watz, Midwest District Transportation Leader, WSP; Matthew Lunemann, Vice President and Engineering Director, Tunneling and Geotechnical Group, STV; and Angel Peña, Vice President for Rail and Transit, Texas/Mountain Region, STV.
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People News: Caterpillar, WSP, STV

Caterpillar, Inc. names George Moubayad as its new Chief Sustainability and Strategy Officer. Also, WSP promotes Patrick Watz to Midwest District Transportation Leader; and STV appoints Angel Peña as Vice President for Rail and Transit in the firm’s Texas/Mountain Region and welcomes Matthew Lunemann as Vice President and Engineering Director in its Tunneling and Geotechnical Practice.