Mischa is originally from Grand Island, Neb., and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with a major in magazine journalism and minor in business management. She began her career in journalism and railroading at Railway Track & Structures in 2001 when she joined as assistant editor, before being named managing editor in 2008 and editor in 2010.
Mischa has worked for 515 Magazine and Drake Magazine, both in Des Moines, and 08004homes.com in London, U.K.
R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, named Nathan Henderson as president of R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, and of Noel Rush to serve as senior vice president Commercial Development, R.J. Corman Railroad Group effective immediately. Both will continue to report to R.J. Corman Railroad Group President and CEO Ed Quinn.
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) met with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary-designate Elaine Chao on Jan. 18 to discuss infrastructure priorities, specifically, the Gateway Program.
Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) updated its progress toward the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC), as well as its efforts monitor sleep apnea in employees in an effort to ensure safety of riders and the general public.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a proposed General Directive aimed at reducing the frequency of stop signal overruns in the rail transit industry.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined local dignitaries participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 project in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 14.
An estimated 5,500 Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) South Shore Line riders were stranded on Jan. 12 following a "severe flash freeze situation."
A Congressionally-mandated report has found that U.S. infrastructure requires more investment to maintain existing systems, as well as tackle a significant backlog of repair work.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has recommended Tutor Perini/O&G, a joint venture to build the second segment of the Purple Line Extension.
Testing will begin along a portion of the Port Defiance Bypass project in Washington state in mid January.
Valley Metro may begin final design work on the planned South Central Light Rail Extension after securing a key federal approval.