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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The governments of Canada and Alberta have reached an agreement that will make CA$1.08 billion (US$829 million) available for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.

A complete failure of an already-cracked rail led to the January 2015 derailment of a Canadian Pacific train near Nipigon, Ontario, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB).

Honolulu, Hawaii, leaders and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) officials concluded two days of discussions on a Recovery Plan for the Honolulu rail project on Aug. 30.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) will tap the expertise of Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC, to help the authority select the best delivery methods possible for advancing major transportation projects in L.A County.

Bonnie D. Shepherd has joined Michael Baker International as senior vice president and national market lead in the railroad and transit practice.

Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 29 to mark the completion of the Carpenter Street underpass, a grade separation project that will also help support larger rail improvements in Springfield, Ill.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 10:25

SLSI completes pilot phase

The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) marked an important milestone with the completion of the Pilot Phase of its work to assess and address safety culture gaps in the shortline and regional rail industry.

The Sound Transit Board of Directors selected Absher Construction Company to build the Northgate Station, guideway and parking garage that will serve Northgate Link Extension trains when light-rail service begins in 2021.

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2016 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to TranSystems for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program P-1 Englewood Flyover project.

Officials on opposite sides of the country outlined plans to enhance safety of local rail systems using recently awarded federal funds.

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