Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Friday, 18 September 2015 15:01

Knueppel to take the helm of SEPTA

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has named Jeffrey Knueppel, P.E. its next general manager. With this appointment, Knueppel will oversee 9,300 employees and full operation of the sixth largest transportation agency in the country.

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) received the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award of Excellence in Environmental Document Preparation for the Purple Line's Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).

Friday, 18 September 2015 14:56

OCTA awards streetcar contract to HNTB

The Orange County Transportation Authority's (OCTA) board of directors has selected HNTB Corporation to design the OC Streetcar project.

On Sept. 15, officials celebrated the completion of a $93-million rail project vital for improving the efficiency and sustainability of cargo movement as shipment volumes increase at the Port of Long Beach.

Laura Mohr joined HNTB Corporation as vice president and rail and transit group director in one of the firm's Los Angeles offices.

As part of its efforts to reduce costs and hold the line on spending, $5.7 million in Metra savings and efficiencies will be incorporated into the agency's 2016 annual budget plan.

SNC-Lavalin has named Neil Bruce president and chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, succeeding Robert Card, who will retire. Bruce will begin in his new role October 5, 2015.

A study regarding a freight bypass rail line between the Canadian Pacific Line (Milton GO Rail corridor) west of Trafalgar Road in Milton and the Canadian National bypass Line at Bramalea has been endorsed by the Mississauga City Council.

The Chicago Transit Board approved a contract to begin design work on the Ravenswood Loop Connector Signal Project to replace a 40-year-old signal system on tracks serving the Brown and Purple Line Express between Armitage and Merchandise Mart stations. The modern signal system will enhance CTA's ability to move trains more efficiently and safely.

Thursday, 10 September 2015 14:11

NCDOT awards contract for rail connection

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awarded a $10.2-million grading contract to C.M. Lindsay & Sons, Inc., to create a new 2.4-mile single-track railroad connection in Robeson County.

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