MBTA forms panel to create, upgrade safety standards

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) now has a Safety Review Panel that will conduct an independent and transparent review of MBTA safety practices and past incidents. The panel also will help

UTA names new executive director

After an extensive search, the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has named a new executive director: Carolyn Gonot. Gonot has spent the last 25 years in the transit industry, most recently with the


HNTB names Loftus as senior transit project manager

Daniel Loftus, PE, is a new leader in HNTB’s Chicago office, where he will now serve as senior transit project manager. 

Connecticut Gov. seeks tolls for transit improvements

Gov. Ned Lamont of Connecticut has been campaigning recently throughout the state, particularly highlighting the need for further investment in transit infrastructure that could lead to major construction work opportunities.

HNTB appoints Tyson to serve as transit, rail consultant in Texas

HNTB Corporation has appointed Cheryle Tyson to serve as a national transit/rail consultant based in the firm’s Plano, Texas, office, located about 20 miles north of Downtown Dallas.

HDR selects Buchanan as transit principal project manager

Engineering firm HDR has added Brian Buchanan to its transit practice as a transit principal project manager and transit section manager.

Urban Engineers hires Fedun to lead rail, transit

Urban Engineers has hired Peter Fedun, PE, as the firm’s new deputy practice leader for rail and transit.


Durham pols approve light-rail maintenance facility

The Durham, NC, city council gave unanimous approval Monday to a proposal to rezone a piece of land in the southwest corner of the city for a light-rail operations and maintenance facility.

STV elevates Boyle to EVP

Martin Boyle, a member of STV’s Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Division, has been appointed to executive vice president of T&I, where he will oversee the division’s operations.

Brad Thoburn joins Michael Baker International

Brad Thoburn has joined Michael Baker International as vice president and southeast regional transit and Surface Transportation planning lead, the company announced Oct. 3.