Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa is originally from Grand Island, Neb., and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with a major in magazine journalism and minor in business management. She began her career in journalism and railroading at Railway Track & Structures in 2001 when she joined as assistant editor, before being named managing editor in 2008 and editor in 2010. 

Mischa has worked for 515 Magazine and Drake Magazine, both in Des Moines, and 08004homes.com in London, U.K.

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Repairs continue to be made on Amtrak's system in order to resume service to and from New York City from points south and north on the Northeast Corridor.

New York area commuters now have free access to limited service on Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and New York City Transit lines.

New Jersey Transit resumed operation along its River Line light-rail route at 3 p.m., Oct. 31, with trips occurring every 30 minutes between the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden and Trenton Transit Center.

Thursday, 01 November 2012 13:10

Northeast freight rail service bouncing back

Northeast freight operations are slowly returning to normal along routes left in Hurricane Sandy's path of destruction.

Limited commuter and subway service will return to New York beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Water is the biggest hurdle the New York area is facing in its fight to restore commuter and subway service. While bus service has been restored, it will likely be days before New York Metropolitan Transit Authority subway and commuter trains and NJ Transit service resumes.

Outside of the New York Metropolitan area, passenger and freight rail service is returning to normal operation with residual delays.

Freight and passenger rail providers across the Northeast scrambled Tuesday morning to assess damage left by Hurricane Sandy and restore service where possible.

Monday, 29 October 2012 13:18

East Coast braces for Sandy's impact

Frankenstorm, super storm, perfect storm, call it what you will, Hurricane Sandy has launched East Coast passenger and freight rail operations into a flurry of activity to prepare for the approaching wind and rain associated with the Category 1 tempest.

Friday, 19 October 2012 10:21

FRA publishes NPRM for rail inspections

The Federal Railroad Administration published a Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register Oct. 19, proposing to amend the Federal Track Safety Standards "to promote the safety of railroad operations by enhancing rail-flaw detection processes."

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