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MBTA taps strategic consultant as next GM/CEO The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has named Luis Manuel Ramírez as its next General Manager/CEO, effective Sept. 12.

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Oliver Ernhofer has been named New York Transportation Planning Manager and Senior Supervising Planner for WSP USA. In his new position, Ernhofer will manage and lead transportation and transit planning projects in the New York metropolitan...
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A newly signed presidential Executive Order aims to reduce the time it takes projects to move through the federal permitting and review processes. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) says the Executive Order (EO), "Establishing Discipline...
mbta-taps-strategic-consultant-as-next-gm-ceo
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has named Luis Manuel Ramírez as its next General Manager/CEO, effective Sept. 12. Ramírez, who will succeed Interim GM Steve Poftak, is credited with successful division turnarounds at some of...
al-qaeda-calls-for-us-rail-and-transit-attacks
The latest issue of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) magazine, Inspire, calls for attacks on U.S. railways and transit systems and goes as far as including many steps to help carry out acts of...
ensco-adds-chrismer-to-applied-technology-and-engineering-division
Steven Chrismer, Ph.D., is joining the Applied Technology and Engineering Division at ENSCO, Inc.   Chrismer will lead ENSCO's research, consulting and testing services in his new role as senior project engineer for rail. Areas of focus...

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The Gateway Program Development Corporation (GDC) is turning to the private sector to issue ideas on how to deliver the Hudson Tunnel Project. GDC issued a Request for Information (RFI), "seeking innovative ideas from private sector...
lacmta-releases-draft-eir-of-union-station-improvements
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has released its Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvement Project. The project is planned to enhance pedestrian and bicycle...
rep-lieu-joins-skanska-lacmta-for-expo-2-tour
U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA-33) joined officials from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and Skanska on August 11, to tour the recently completed Exposition Light Rail Transit Phase 2 (Expo 2) project.   LACMTA...
amtrak-selects-aecom-network-rail-partnership-to-conduct-penn-station-review
Amtrak selected AECOM, in partnership with Network Rail, to conduct an independent review of the interaction, coordination and collaboration between the railroads' various passenger concourses within Penn Station. The partnership will also provide recommendations to improve...
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The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project installed the first piece of track at the Maintenance and Storage Facility marking another milestone toward bringing the project online by 2021. The 19-km (11.8-mile) Eglinton Crosstown LRT...

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