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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Tuesday, 02 August 2016 10:34

RTD to begin testing along G, R lines

The Regional Transportation District of Denver (RTD) is will begin testing trains along two new alignments: The R Line in Aurora, Colo., and the G Line through Arvada and Wheat Ridge.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a final rule on System Safety Programs (SSP).

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) Bureau of Rail Freight, Ports and Waterways opened the application period for the 2016 Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the 2016 Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP).

An idea to move people and goods on land at the speed of sound may help passenger railway travel more efficient.

Twelve rail projects totaling $135.3 million have been awarded grants from the eighth round of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

The Sound Transit Board of Directors selected HDR Engineering, Inc., to provide final design services for the Tacoma Link Expansion and an expanded maintenance facility.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is accepting applications for $199 million in competitive grants to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) on commuter railroads.

Union Pacific's employee reportable injury rate from January through June was .70, the lowest in its 154-year history.

Elected officials have begun releasing information about projects awarded grants from the eighth round of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg is calling for additional action to remedy a "solvable problem" by preventing fatalities at grade crossings.

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