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▶ The

Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

THE FINAL RTS buses have been
retired at NYCT, making way for a
more modern fleet to better serve.

NYC Transit says goodbye to
the "Big Blues & Whites"
▶ New

York City bid farewell to the last
of the New York City Transit Rapid Transit
Series (RTS) buses on May 6. The final
RTS run in Midtown and Lower Manhattan ends a near 40-year run of the blue
and white buses. The buses have been
replaced by a fleet of modern, low-emissions buses that include hybrid and zero-emissions vehicles, which NYC Transit
says will allow it to better serve customers.

city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
and TransitNEXT reached financial close
on the Stage 2 Trillium Line south extension. TransitNEXT is a wholly owned
subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin and will design, build, finance and maintain the new
extension, and will also assume responsibility for the long-term maintenance of
the existing Trillium Line.
▶ The

Denton County Transportation
Authority (DCTA) has expanded its
transit offerings with its new Mobility as
a Service (MaaS) contract model. DCTA's
Board of Directors approved a new suite
of on-call contracts that will allow the
agency to allocate up to $2.4 million of
its annual operating budget to offer a variety of mobility services via task orders.
▶ Fairfax

County has awarded Transdev a
five-year contract, plus 10 option years, to

operate its fixed-route bus service known
as "The Fairfax Connector." The base
amount of the contract (start-up and first
five years) is approximately $443 million.
▶ The

Board of Directors for Southern California Regional Rail Authority
(Metrolink) has awarded a $138.9-million
contract to a joint venture between Talgo-SYSTRA to rebuild up to 121 Bombardier rail cars, also known as Sentinel cars.
▶ Cubic

Corporation announced that its
Cubic Transportation Systems business
division was awarded and has executed
a 5.5-year, $68.2 million extension contract award by the Los Angeles County
Metropolitan Transportation Authority to
provide field maintenance and technical
support services for the TAP reginal fare
payment program.

People in the News

Jeremiah Bryant

Julie Kirschbaum

AJ Arjanen

Rob Antoniak

Brandon Swartley



Trinity Metro



Jeremiah Bryant has
been promoted to
director of strategic development at
Omnitrans, after 12
years of increasing
responsibilities. He
will lead a team of 15
employees. Functions
of the newly-formed
Strategic Development
Department include
service planning, development planning, stops
and stations, grant
writing and business
intelligence. Bryant has
represented Omnitrans on numerous
regional committees
and recently graduated from the inaugural
Omnitrans Leadership
Development Academy.


Julie Kirschbaum has
been named director
of transit for the San
Francisco Municipal
Transportation Agency (SFMTA). She had
been in the position
serving an acting role
since October 2018.
She will be responsible
for the overall direction
and management of
the agency's Transit
Division, which is
largely responsible
for day-to-day Muni
operations. Kirschbaum
has more than 20
years of transportation
experience and was selected in 2017 as chief
transportation officer
overseeing more than
2,500 Muni staff.


Jon-Erik "AJ" Arjanen
has joined Trinity
Metro as vice president and chief operating officer for rail. Arjanen previously served
as vice president/
general manager for
Martin Marietta/Rock &
Rail, LLC, in Lakewood,
Colo., where he led a
nationwide project and
launched two facilities.
Prior to Colorado,
he worked for BNSF
Railway in Fort Worth,
Texas. Arjanen earned
a bachelor's degree in
political science from
St. Mary's University
in San Antonio and
his MBA from Howard
University in Washington, D.C.


Rob Antoniak, the
former chief operating officer for Valley
Metro, has joined
Tripshot. Antoniak
will run the Silicon
Valley-based firm's
new office in downtown Phoenix as vice
president of Business
Development & Strategy. At Valley Metro, he
led several departments, including information technology
services, accessibility
services, commute
solutions, marketing,
and vanpool services.
Antoniak will also lead
efforts to expand in
private markets, such
as non-emergency
medical transit.


Brandon Swartley,
P.E., has been named
vice president of STV.
As Transportation &
Infrastructures Division's chief electrical
engineer, he has led
project teams that
have supported power
systems infrastructure
used by some of the
nation's busiest rail
operators. In his current role, he is responsible for all aspects of
technical oversight,
engineering design,
project management,
systems analysis, QA/
QC and construction
support services related to electrical power
systems projects.


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