Rail

Calif. High-Speed Rail deputy director named ‘Woman of the Year’

Posted on December 22, 2008

[IMAGE]WomanofYearHighSpeedRailFull.jpg[/IMAGE] California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Deputy Director Carrie Pourvahidi has been named the Woman of the Year by the Sacramento Chapter of the Women in Transportation (WTS).

The annual award honors “a woman who is an outstanding role model and has contributed to the advancement of women and minorities in transportation.”

Pourvahidi, who was recognized for her “outstanding contributions to the regional transportation community,” has been a long-time advocate for building a world-class high-speed train system in California.

“It’s a pleasure to work with so many impressive women who are making their mark on transportation issues,” said Pourvahidi. “I’m also thrilled that the stars have aligned perfectly so that we can finally make high-speed trains in California a reality. We’ve been thinking about it, and planning for it, now we’re on the verge of implementing, which is very exciting.”

Pourvahidi is 10-year veteran of the CHSRA. WTS is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of women in transportation by promoting excellence, growth, opportunity and recognition. The organization provides an interactive forum for the advancement of multi-modal transportation issues.

For additional information, visit http://www.wtsinternational.org/.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Alstom to provide Amtrak with new generation, high-speed train

Will run on the Northeast Corridor. Amtrak and Alstom also signed a long-term contract under which Alstom will provide Amtrak with long-term technical support and supply spare components and parts for the maintenance of the new trainsets.

Metra receives final Electric Highliners

Completes 2010's 160-car purchase to outfit the line with a completely new and modern fleet.

Amtrak's microgrid to serve as backup during power outages

In the aftermath of the 2012 Superstorm Sandy, half of the Sunnyside Yard had to rely on portable backup generators for a month due to a damaged transmission line.

Detroit's M-1 begins testing streetcar line

The slow-moving "speeder" vehicle will travel the rail line as part of a testing regimen that ensures the route is free of obstructions.

Honolulu's rail executive director/CEO resigns

Dan Grabauskas will be paid the final year of contract as part of the separation agreement, a total of $282,250. The board appointed HART board member Mike Formby as acting CEO, effective immediately.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close