John Haussmann, P.E., has
joined HDR as a vice president and principal project manager based in the
company's Walnut Creek, Calif. office. He will focus on major transit projects
in California and throughout the western United States. Prior to
joining HDR, Haussmann was the regional transit manager for PBS&J's west
and central regions. From 1997 to 2008 he served first as chief operating
officer and then CEO/president of T.Y. Lin International.
Services, Inc., is working on several transit projects that will transform
Minnesota's commuter landscape. These include Graham's activities on the
Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT) Advanced Traffic Improvements
project and on the 4th Street Advanced Utility Construction project. In
addition, the company has completed the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit line
extension to Target Field.
As part of an ongoing
agency-wide financial review, members of the DART Board of Directors will
consider modifications in levels of transit service beginning with fiscal year
2012. Potential changes will also be accompanied with a reduction in staffing
throughout the organization.
Noise from the operation of
Norfolk Southern's railroad hub in McCalla, Ala., would have no impact on an
adjacent elementary school or many of the surrounding homes and only a minimal
impact on other homes, an expert said May 25, according to The Birmingham News.
On Tuesday, June 1, there
will be a planned service disruption that will affect morning and evening
service for both the Manassas and Fredericksburg Lines.
crews will be performing work along Metrolink's Ventura Line railroad tracks in
Southern California over Memorial Day weekend. The track maintenance activities
will include the removal and replacement of crossties, rail and concrete panels
at the railroad crossing at Lindley Avenue between Parthenia and Napa Streets.
A municipally owned lane
leading to Kalamalka Lake in Oyama, B.C., is facing a temporary closure this
summer. A council decision on the matter will be made on June 15 after public
input has been collected, the Lake
Country Calendar reported. Individuals seeking beach access have been mistaking
a private driveway for the public lane and unknowingly trespassing on private
(Statement by American Public Transportation
Association President William Millar) "On behalf of the American Public
Transportation Association's more than 1,500 member organizations, we commend
Senators Dodd, Durbin, Schumer, Menendez, Lautenberg and Brown for introducing
the ‘Public Transportation Preservation Act of 2010,' which authorizes $2 billion
in funds for emergency transit operating assistance. APTA strongly
supports this legislation and stands ready to help secure its immediate