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SIEMENS has appointed Daryl Dulaney Chief Executive Officer of Siemens’ newly formed Infrastructure & Cities (IC) Sector in North America, which comprises the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America. Dulaney will continue to serve as president and chief executive officer of Siemens Industry, Inc., the legal entity including both the Infrastructure & Cities and Industry Sectors in the U.S. The IC Sector will be organized into five divisions: Building Technologies, Low and Medium Voltage (power distribution for Dulaney utilities and facilities), Mobility and Logistics (traffic, transport Siemens and logistics management), Rail Systems (rail vehicles), and Smart Grid (intelligent power grids). Under this new structure, the divisions will not only continue to serve their established customer base, but also more closely align their respective businesses with their target markets, enabling Siemens to bundle its solutions for mobility, environmental protection, and energy savings. “Cities face challenges of providing safe, comfortable and sustainable environments that enable a high quality of life for citizens and that make them attractive to businesses,” Dulaney says. “The new sector is well positioned, with 87,000 employees worldwide and the most comprehensive portfolio in the market, to minimize those challenges by delivering solutions to city halls, utilities, and transportation authorities to make them more competitive and sustainable for the future.”
(New York) METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY— Diana E. Beecher has been named Senior Director at the Business Service Center, reporting to Charles Monheim, MTA Chief Operating Officer. WATCO TRANSPORTATION SERVICES—Tony Cox named Vice President of Engineering.
Nov. 12-15 NITL 104th Annual Meeting and TransComp Exhibition Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Ga. Ellie Gilanshah, Tel.: 703524-5011; Fax: 703-504-5017; Email: gilans firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.nitl.org/ annual.htm. Nov. 13-15 2011 IANA Intermodal Expo & Annual Membership Meeting Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Ga. Tel.: 866-436-3976; Email: Ianaexpo@intermodal.org; Website: www. intermodal. org/expo. Nov. 14-15 Railway Track Systems: Engineering and Design Las Vegas, Nev. Tel: 800-462-0876; Website: epd.enr.wisc.edu/emaM701. Nov. 15-17 18th Annual Asia Rail Congress Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Rasalind Wade, Email: email@example.com; Website: www. beaconevents.com.
AECOM—named Winsome Bowen, AICP, Associate Vice President and Market Segment Leader for AECOM’s Transit/Rail and Transportation Planning practices within the company’s transport business in its U.S. South region. Gannett Fleming—named four new vice presidents to handle its various transportation services. Brett A. Brenize, P.E., DBIA, a partner and senior project manager in the firm’s Construction Management Division, manages the Division’s transportation section and federal and transit infrastructure improvements, and serves as the division’s liaison on the Marcellus Shale Market Leadership Team; Brenize is based at the company’s Harrisburg, Pa., headquarters. William M. Gough, P.E., also based in Harrisburg , serves as a project manager in the Transportation Division, responsible for the design, inspection, and rehabilitation of highway and railway bridges and viaducts involving multiple structures, staged construction, and construction schedules. Based in Newton, Mass., Thomas P. Daley, P.E., senior project manager, manages the New England Transportation Practice. Mary C. Ross, P.E., serves as a senior transportation manager based in Tampa, Fla., responsible for managing and assisting the transportation staff with project management and development, focusing on corridor studies, alternative analyses, travel demand forecasting, transportation impact analyses, long-range transportation plans, and environmental concerns. Kal Krishnan Consulting—named Brett Rekola, P.E./PLS, Director of Program Management. SYSTRA—Percival Buxhoeveden has joined as Assistant Chief Engineer/Director of Systems. Buxhoeveden will provide technical direction to SYSTRA’s Systems practice, which encompasses Train Control, Communications and Systems Engineering. www.railwayage.com
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Contracts were let for the steel work of the New York Connecting Railroad’s bridge over the East River at Ward’s and Randall’s islands. The New York Connecting, which is jointly owned by the Pennsylvania and the New York, New Haven & Hartford, is to connect the Long Island Rail Road’s belt line, now building around Brooklyn from Bay Ridge, with the Harlem River branch of the New Haven. This branch of the New Haven has been six-tracked and will be electrified. There will also be a connection with the Pennsylvania tunnels at Sunnyside Yards, by which through passenger cars and trains can be handled.
July 10-13 UIC Highspeed 2012 (8th World Congress on HighSpeed Rail) Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pa. Website: 222.uic-ighspeed 2012.com/. September 22-25 RSI/CMA 2012 Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, Ill. Amanda Patrick, Tel.: 202346-4664; Email: patrick@ rsiweb.org; Website: www. rsiweb.org.
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From the Editor
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Railway Age - November 2011