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 National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) sold $1.25 million worth of equipment at its annual auction on April 6. Proceeds will help fund safety programs provided by the association.

Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:58

LIRR publishes FEIS of expansion project

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for a proposed Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) expansion project has been issued following more than a year of data collection, analysis and public outreach.

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) approved $5.46 million in funds to advance engineering associated with the second phase of the Transbay Transit Center/Caltrain Downtown Extension (TTC/DTX) project.

The Hawaii House of Representatives extended the general excise tax (GET) that helps fund Honolulu's first rail transit project on April 11. The funding package will contribute an additional $1.2 billion to the project.

OmniTRAX, Inc., an affiliate of The Broe Group, has named A&K Railroad Materials Inc. as the recipient of its Second Annual Supplier of the Year Award.

Three East Coast senators are highlighting the need for increased funding of Amtrak following two derailments at New York Penn Station.

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL-5) joined representatives from the Illinois rail industry for a public policy discussion and a tour of Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc., (IRS) at its Elmhurst, Ill., headquarters on April 10.

Amtrak has completed repairs to tracks at New York Penn Station following two derailments in the past month and the railroad's CEO has pledged a review of its maintenance practices to ensure the situation is not repeated.

Union Pacific plans to invest $180 million into its California infrastructure in 2017. The investment is part of the Class 1's $3.1-billion capital plan for the year.

Vossloh has made six leadership changes that will affect its divisions serving the North American rail market.

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