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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Transport Canada says it is taking steps to address fatigue management in the rail industry.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 12:56

WSOR to replace bridge with state funds

Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR) was awarded a $4.5-million grant from the state of Wisconsin last week to rebuild a bridge near Wauzeka in Crawford County.

A new study has deemed passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and South Texas to be feasible, according to a release from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 12:49

Lambert to lead Houston Metro for two more years

The Board of Directors of Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) in Houston approved a new contract in late October for President and CEO Tom Lambert, which took effect Nov. 1.

The city of Davenport, Iowa, has received a federal grant to improve rail access to an industrial park and manufacturing facility.

Canadian Pacific (CP) awarded a contract to ENSCO Rail to provide inspection systems for a new track evaluation car.

Miller Ingenuity and Maryland Department of Transportation have entered into a collaborative agreement to install Miller Ingenuity's ZoneGuard on Maryland Transit Administration's Baltimore light-rail lines.

Monday, 06 November 2017 12:55

APTA reacts to proposed U.S. tax overhaul

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means to identify its concerns with the proposed overhaul of the U.S. tax system.

Joseph Parsons will take on the newly-created title of general manager at the Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS), effective Nov. 3, concurrent with the retirement of Jerome Lipka from the position of president. Al Satunas was named chief operating officer and will report to Parsons.

Transport Canada will incorporate rail surface condition data into its inspection cycles; following a recommendation by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB).

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