Stadler’s directors have recommended former Swiss transport minister Doris Leuthard for election to the board at the AGM to be held on April 30 2020. ‘Thanks to her proven specialist expertise in matters relating to traffic and infrastructure, as well as her political experience as a former Federal Councillor and transport minister, she will be a significant asset’, said Chairman Peter Spuhler.
Trinity Industries has appointed Gregg B Mitchell as Chief Commercial Officer of TrinityRail. He was previously Chairman of Trinity Highway Products & Trinity Logistics Group.
Chicago Transit Authority and Red and Purple metro line modernisation contractor Walsh-Fluor have launched a programme to increase small business participation in the project by ensuring local companies have the financial guidance, support and resources to bid for contracts. This includes offering loans so companies can demonstrate the up-front capital needed to compete. ‘We’ve heard from many small businesses that it can be extremely difficult and intimidating to bid on large projects’, said CTA President Dorval R Carter Jr. ‘What is groundbreaking about the CTA Building Small Businesses Programme is its holistic, step-by-step approach to help Disadvantaged Business Enterprises build the financial capacity and the business acumen to work on large projects’.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has signed an agreement with Transmashholding for the establishment of a tram development centre at Krasnopresnenskaya depot.
Former Director of International Development at Go-Ahead Group Richard Stuart has launched Vectura Advisory to provide ‘strategic commercially-focused and operationally robust’ consultancy services across the public transport sector, with a focus on deregulated and liberalising transport markets.