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CDTA's River Corridor BRT
service connecting the
region to opportunity

▶ Trinity

▶ The

Capital District Transportation
Authority (CDTA) launched its second Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along the
River Corridor, making connections and
service quicker and easier than ever
before. The service, which is known as
the " Blue Line, " will connect communities along the Hudson River with limited
stop service that looks and feels like rail
service on wheels. It is the second leg of
CDTA's three-line BRT network. The River Corridor BRT is a $42-million project
with most of the funding awarded by the
Federal Transit Administration and the
New York State Department of Transportation. This includes 31-paired stations,
20 branded vehicles, expansion of the
Troy garage, reconstruction of intersections with improved pedestrian connections and technology enhancements to
prioritize bus traffic.

Metro selected AECOM to conduct the environmental assessment and
preliminary engineering for the TEXRail
extension project south from downtown
Fort Worth, Texas, to the future TEXRail
station in the Fort Worth Medical District.

▶ Metra

Board of Directors approved a
contract with IHC Construction Companies, LLC, for the replacement of a
121-year-old bridge and the repair of
two others along the Milwaukee District
North Line on Chicago's Northwest side.
▶ The

Metropolitan Transit Authority
of Harris County selected Lockwood,
Andrews & Newnam, Inc., as one of
the firms to provide architecture and
engineering services for its Universal
Accessibility Initiative.
▶ The

city of Edmonton, Alberta, has
named Marigold Infrastructure Partners

(MIP) as the preferred proponent for the
Valley Line West LRT project.
▶ Sound

Transit has selected Mobilitie
to provide the wireless network infrastructure for the agency's Northgate Link
Expansion light-rail project.
▶ First

Transit has partnered with
Moovit to bring the company's Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) to public transit
agencies of any size. This is First Transit's
first partnership with a MaaS-focused
provider, enabling riders to plan, pay and
ride via one app.
▶ Rio

Grande Pacific (RGPC) was awarded a contract for the management of the
Denton County Transportation Authority's A-Train operations and maintenance.
RGPC has retained Stadler U.S. Inc., to
maintain the rolling stock.

People in the News

Charles Odimgbe

Marie Parker

Heather McKillop

Adelee Le Grand

Laura Hendricks

Toledo Area
Regional Transit
Authority (TARTA)

Wave Transit

Area Rail Transit
District (SMART)

Hillsborough Area
Regional Transit
Authority (HART)

Transdev North
America (Transdev)



Charles Odimgbe has
joined TARTA as the
agency's first chief
operating officer. He
will lead the management of TARTA's
transit operations
including the fixedroute bus system and
Toledo Area Regional
Paratransit Service,
which provides service
in the seven communities. Odimgbe brings
more than 30 years of
public transit industry
experience to the
position, having most
recently served as the
general manager of
the Greensboro Transit


Wave Transit selected Marie Parker as
the new executive
director following
a special board
meeting that was
held Nov. 10. Most
recently she served as
the general manager
of GoRaleigh, where
she started as a financial assistant before
moving up to director
of finance, director
of operations and
assistant general manager. She was named
general manager
in May 2016. Parker
expressed excitement
to join Wave Transit
and gratitude toward
the GoRaleigh team.
She began her new
position Dec. 7.


SMART has hired
Heather McKillop to
be the district's new
chief financial officer,
where she will oversee
SMART's financial
management including
day-to-day accounting, budget, payroll
and financial management. Prior to joining
SMART, McKillop was
the CFO and assistant
general manager of
finance and administration for the Regional
Transportation District
in Denver, Colo. She
also served as the deputy executive director
for the Colorado Department of Revenue.


Adelee Le Grand
has been named the
new CEO of HART.
Le Grand brings more
than two decades of
experience and her
area of specialty is developing and communicating strategies into
the implementation of
business solutions and
innovations. She has
served as a member of
the executive team for
two transit agencies, as
the chief mobility officer for the Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority and as the chief
strategy officer for the
New Orleans Regional
Transit Authority.

Laura Hendricks has
been promoted to
CEO of Transdev U.S.
She joined Transdev
in December 2019 as
presdent of Transdev Serivces and has
more than 30 years of
executive and managerial expertise. She
has served as president
and/or CEO of several
companies, including
Paint Drop, Coach
America and Merry
Maids. At Transdev, she
has already demonstrated her strong drive
for service quality, consistent execution and
building client relationships grounded in trust
and transparency.

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