Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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.

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Paul Comfort has been replaced as the head of the Maryland Transit Administration with Kevin B. Quinn, Jr., named acting administrator by Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has committed $115 million to help fund Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (LACMTA) Regional Connector Transit Project.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 00:00

TNW celebrates 35th anniversary

TNW Corporation, a Dallas-based owner-operator of shortline railroads and logistics centers, is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2017.

The Port of Vancouver USA has begun work on the final two projects in its decade-long initiative to bolster growth by investing in freight rail infrastructure.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) will begin two interlocking and dockyard projects in October rather than July to accommodate planned activities associated with the projects.

The government of Canada pledged CA$27 million (US$19.54 million) toward Toronto's planned Relief Line, but the city's Mayor John Tory requested a provincial financial commitment to secure the project's future.

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Secretary Pete K. Rahn has ordered a suspension of new contracts, hiring and non-essential procurements for the Purple Line project citing recent litigation.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $197 million in grants last week to help commuter and intercity passenger railroads implement Positive Train Control (PTC) by Dec. 31, 2018.

Metra will receive at $20-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) on its Milwaukee North and West lines.

The Metra Board of Directors approved a trio of contracts May 24 that will see inward-facing cameras installed on its system, renovations made to its Hazel Crest Station and work performed on several bridges.

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