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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Thursday, 12 September 2013 11:48

Honolulu rail construction to resume September 16

The Honolulu City Council passed resolutions granting Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) the special management area use and shoreline setback variance permits required to resume rail construction.

A $9.7 million project to add freight railroad mobility and relieve congestion for the commuting public in the Chicago region has been completed in Blue Island, Ill.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority issued a Notice to Proceed to Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors for the Crenshaw/LAX Line.

Bryan Mulqueen, the national manager of Gannett Fleming's Transit & Rail Practice, has taken on added responsibility for Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems (GFT&RS), along with the operations of the firm's Transit and Rail Practice in the northeast United States.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) Bridgeport Viaduct project reached the 50 percent completion point.

Union Pacific Railroad will strengthen Minnesota's and Wisconsin's transportation infrastructures by investing $10 million in the rail line at various locations between St. Paul, Minn., and Humbird, Wis.

Monday, 09 September 2013 10:30

TTCI names two to board

Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads, named two railroaders, Christopher F. Liucci and Jim Vena, to its Board of Directors.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will begin major construction work on the $71.2 million Ravenswood Connector rehabilitation project.

Monday, 09 September 2013 10:05

Maryland Purple Line FEIS released

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), in coordination with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), published the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation (FEIS) on September 6, marking the start of the 30-day public comment period.

Sound Transit will hold an open house for community members to review the progress of the East Link extension along the Bel-Red corridor, which is now approximately 60 percent complete.

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