Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Thursday, 13 August 2015 13:25

UTA CEO/President Michael Allegra to retire

Utah Transit Authority (UTA) President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Allegra has given notice of his intention to retire and will step down on August 28, 2015. Allegra will remain available as a senior advisor to the chair of the board of trustees through March 2016 and the board will begin a national search for a new transit executive to lead the agency. During this time of transition, Vice President of Operations Jerry Benson will serve as interim general manager.

Maryland may lose out on $100 million in federal funding that was slated for use in the Red Line transit project, which was canceled by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 13:55

TNW completes logistics center upgrade

TNW Corporation (TNW), operator of shortline railroads and logistics centers, has completed a multimillion dollar upgrade at its Panhandle Logistics Center, which is located on the TXNW Railway complex in Sunray, Texas.

As part of Metra's continued efforts to maintain and improve the quality and reliability of its service, a major tie replacement and track resurfacing project will begin August 17 on the Rock Island Line to Joliet.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 13:27

MTA appoints interim NYCT president

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Prendergast named James Ferrara as interim president of MTA New York City Transit (NYCT).

The Cranberry Tube, which carries the A and C Lines between Lower Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn, will be shut down in both directions for 40 non-consecutive weekends for Superstorm Sandy-related repairs.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for environmental and engineering services for the San Francisco to San Jose Project Section and the San Jose to Merced Project Section of the high-speed rail program.

Art Hadnett joined HNTB Corporation as senior vice president and president of the firm's West Division, overseeing vital and complex infrastructure programs in growth markets, including rail/transit.

The West Rail Bridge, the first rail bridge connecting U.S. and Mexico in more than 100 years, became operational August 7.

The Washing Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) Board of Directors received an independent audit of its FY2014 Financial Statements from McGladrey LLP, which WMATA says is a significant milestone in its work to improve financial management.

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