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.
Union Pacific (UP) has recognized 12 suppliers and companies with its first ever 2023 Sustainability Partner Award, honoring business partners who have demonstrated both leadership and progress toward achieving sustainability goals.
Experience matters, and David Cochrane honed his in the realm of high-speed rail megaprojects (>$1bn), sharing valuable insights that can set these complex megaprojects on the right track.
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.
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.
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.
Railway Age’s 2023 Women in Rail awards program recognizes 23 women who not only excel at leadership but also serve the community and drive industry change, paving the way for the next generation of railroaders.
Santiago (Sandy) Amores has been elevated to South Florida Local Business Lead at WSP, an engineering, environment and professional services consultancy.
Cummins Inc. (Cummins) President and CEO Jennifer Rumsey is named Chair of the Board of Directors. Also, WSP’s Sallye Perrin is recognized as the American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) P3 Trailblazer of the Year; FourKites adds three industry veterans to its team; and Alaska Railroad announces promotions and transfers throughout the organization.
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.