Kyra Senese, Managing Editor

Kyra Senese, Managing Editor

Kyra Senese has joined Railway Track & Structures as managing editor, reporting to Mischa Wanek-Libman, RT&S editor.

An Illinois native, Kyra is a May 2016 alumna of Columbia College Chicago, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with a magazine writing concentration. She initially joined RT&S as assistant editor in August 2016. Kyra previously worked as a research assistant with Advertising Age. Her journalism career began at Columbia’s student-run newspaper, The Columbia Chronicle, where she worked her way up to become editor-in-chief.  

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The Oregon Transportation Commission has approved nearly $12 million in funding for rail projects statewide.

The Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors has announced Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., as the Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR) for Arizona’s new 50th Street light-rail station.

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit (HART) and its Board of Directors have announced the resignation of Executive Director and CEO Dan Grabauskas, effective Aug. 18.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is reallocating funds for three jurisdictions to back Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) safety oversight work.

Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:58

Tunneling progresses on Toronto’s LRT line

Tunneling has been completed on a 6.2-mile tunnel of Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line, one of the largest public transportation projects underway in Canada.

Metra has announced a major track project to go into effect on its Metra Electric line to University Park beginning Aug. 22 that is expected to continue through Oct. 1.

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) has announced 14 recipients for the 2016 Transit and Intercity Capital Program (TIRCP) grants totaling more than $390,893,000. 

Rail transit consultants LTK Engineering Services (LTK) announced Aug. 15 it has begun work for the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) on a study to improve the FrontRunner commuter rail service. 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:20

MTA gets rolling after partial shut down

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) resumed service in Baltimore a day early on Aug. 14 after what was originally scheduled as a 24-day partial shut down of metro subway service to perform “critical maintenance work.”

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) announced Aug. 15 that the company plans to acquire Providence and Worcester Railroad Company (P&W) for $126 million at $25.00 per share.

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