HNTB’s Mel Sears, PE, PMP, has been named president of the firm’s Northwest Division, overseeing vital and complex infrastructure programs in growth markets, including highways, rail/transit, tolling and aviation. He is based in the firm’s Bellevue office.
The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors recently adopted the 2021 update to A Five-Year Capital Plan along with the Fiscal Year 2022 authorization to secure funding. A Five-Year Capital Plan is an unconstrained vision of projects to demonstrate opportunities for safety, service, reliability, resiliency, sustainability and other improvements critical to NJ Transit.
On July 31, TransLink will start construction to replace aging expansion joints along the SkyTrain tracks of the SkyBridge, which serves as a key connection for Expo Line service between New Westminster and Surrey.
[Friday, July 23], the Board of Directors of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority named Darren Kettle chief executive officer (CEO) of Metrolink. Kettle is currently the executive director of the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC), one of the five regional transportation agencies that comprise the joint powers authority that governs Metrolink.
On Saturday, July24, a Canadian National train hauling 99 cars derailed, putting a locomotive and 24 empty intermodal cars on the ground near Pointe au Baril, Ontario. A washout is considered the most likely cause, and two crew members received minor injuries.
On Friday, July 23 the NRC and member company Omaha Track hosted Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) for a tour of Omaha Track’s headquarters in Omaha, Neb. Senator Fischer was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, becoming the first Nebraska woman elected to a full term and the first Nebraska state senator elected directly after service in the state legislature.
The top stories RT&S was covering the week ending July 23.
The NRC Chairman’s Column appeared in the July issue of RT&S and was written by NRC Chairman Jim Hansen.
When there is no way to come up, you need to keep going.
The North County Transit District (NCTD) has released a public update on the status of work along the Del Mar bluffs.