Rideau Transit Group and Rideau Transit Maintenance get new leadership

July 7, 2020
Nicolas Truchon is elevated from CFO to CEO of Rideau Transit Group while Mario Guerra will head up Rideau Transit Maintenance.

Rideau Transit Group (RTG), a consortium between ACS Infrastructure Canada, EllisDon and SNC-Lavalin responsible for the construction of the Confederation Line in Ottawa, Canada, has appointed Nicolas Truchon as CEO.  

Truchon currently serves as CFO and will assume his new role July 10, following the departure of Peter Lauch, who had been in the CEO role since 2018. RTG says Truchon comes to the position of CEO with more than 20 years of experience leading, developing and operating landmark Public Private Partnerships (P3s) across Canada.

Truchon served as CFO for the new C$4.2 billion (US$3.10 billion) Samuel-de-Champlain Bridge P3 project in Montreal where he managed financial and commercial aspects of the project throughout the construction phase and into operations.

As CEO of RTG, Truchon will lead all commercial, financial and contractual matters, manage the interface with Rideau Transit Maintenance (RTM) and be responsible for quality assurance and delivery of services under the Project Agreement with the city of Ottawa.

In conjunction with the management announcement at RTG, RTM has appointed Mario Guerra as its new CEO. Having been involved in the project since 2016, Guerra also brings 40 years of rail transit experience gained at the Toronto Transit Commission and New York City Transit. Guerra will be responsible for all operational, maintenance and performance related issues on the LRT project. Guerra will report to Truchon and will continue to be supported by the existing team of rail experts at RTM, as well as additional experts in infrastructure, rolling stock, operations and maintenance.

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Mischa Wanek-Libman | Group Editorial Director

Mischa Wanek-Libman serves as editor in chief of Mass Transit magazine and group editorial director of the Infrastructure and Aviation Group at Endeavor Business Media. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the editorial direction of the group and is based in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Wanek-Libman has spent more than 20 years covering transportation issues including construction projects and engineering challenges for various commuter railroads and transit agencies. She has been recognized for editorial excellence through her individual work, as well as for collaborative content. 

She is an active member of the American Public Transportation Association's Marketing and Communications Committee and serves as a Board Observer on the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) Board of Directors.  

She is a graduate of Drake University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in magazine journalism and a minor in business management.