Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Scott Smith, former mayor of Mesa, Ariz., and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (2013-214), has been named as the interim chief executive officer for Valley Metro, effective February 1, 2016.

Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) is encouraging the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to pursue Alternative B, also known as the Buffalo River plan, in a study examining options to enhance access and expand connectivity along the southern end of the Metro Rail line in Downtown Buffalo, N.Y.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) plans to install a battery storage network, which will help reduce operating costs, ensure energy resiliency and support the stability of the energy grid.

Peter Gertler has joined HDR's strategic consulting team as vice president and is responsible for helping the firm grow its strategic consulting practice worldwide.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says the state plans to make improvements to the Harrisburg Transportation Center and surrounding areas to improve the quality of life for residents and businesses.

Thursday, 21 January 2016 14:53

Reconstructed Fordham Plaza opens in the Bronx

The Fordham Plaza, a major intermodal public transportation hub in the heart of the Bronx in New York City, is now open after major reconstruction work. The project improves access to public transportation for thousands of New York City residents and is another success for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program.

Metro-North Railroad has extended the implementation of its Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS), an initiative designed to encourage workers to report any potential safety hazard or breach of procedures that they may observe by providing them with a convenient, non-confrontational and anonymous method to do so.

Scott Goehri has been named director of professional services for HDR's transportation business group.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has introduced a jobs bill that would invest $1.4 billion in infrastructure projects statewide, creating an estimated 39,900 Minnesota jobs.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 13:49

CSX to consolidate operating divisions

CSX is consolidating its operations administration from 10 divisions to nine and closing administrative offices at Huntington, W.Va. Huntington Division administrative responsibilities will be reassigned to five adjoining divisions: Atlanta, Baltimore, Florence, Great Lakes and Louisville.

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