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.
Federal and state elected officials joined local residents and Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District (Metro Transit) to celebrate the completion of the Eads Bridge rehabilitation project on Oct. 7.
Kevin Riddett has been appointed president and CEO of RailWorks Corporation effective Oct. 10.
Shell has pulled plans to develop a crude-by-rail facility at its Puget Sound Refinery just two days after releasing the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project.
Kansas City Southern opened a new terminal with a familiar name and said Watco Transloading, L.L.C., will operate the new facility.
The Chicago Transit Authority published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its proposed Red Line Extension (RLE) to 130th Street.
Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm, is making its way to the southeast of the U.S. and is expected to bring torrential rain, damaging wind and potential devastation. The Weather Channel said the storm could strengthen to a Category 5 and is the strongest hurricane to hit Florida's east coast in 24 years.
San Francisco area voters will decide the fate of Measure RR, a $3.5-billion ballot initiative, in November that would fund upgrades to Bay Area Rapid Transit District's (BART) aging systems.
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $5.1 million to two rail projects in Illinois and South Dakota.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx joined Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) for a tour of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge and the Port of Portland on Oct. 3.
New Jersey officials announced an agreement on Sept. 30, reauthorizing the state's Transportation Trust Fund at $2 billion a year for the next eight years.