AUSTIN, TX — Lindsay Wood has been appointed transit and rail market lead for the Texas-Mountain region of WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy.
In her new role, Wood, who is based in the firm’s Austin office, will drive business growth by engaging with clients, leading strategy and business development activities, coordinating with industry partners, and supporting project delivery.
Wood’s has extensive experience in transit and rail, most recently serving as transit and rail manager for WSP in Texas, and providing project and technical leadership roles for such clients as Capital Metro, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Texas Department of Transportation, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, and the Gulf Coast Rail District. She serves as president of the Women in Transportation Seminar’s Heart of Texas Chapter, which provides scholarship, youth mentoring and professional development programs.
“Lindsay makes complex transit plans successful by driving actions that lead to solutions, defining and executing strategy, and improving process to manage programs and advancements,” said Julie D’Orazio, senior vice president and WSP’s national market leader for transit and rail.
“Lindsay is highly organized, and brings a proactive approach to collaboration that is respected and valued by the teams she works with,” said Phil Pasterak, vice president and director of WSP’s transit & rail group.
WSP’s experts help transportation agencies plan, design and manage all forms of mass transit—heavy and light rail, streetcars and people movers, and bus rapid transit. The firm delivers advanced and sustainable outcomes to make transportation smarter, faster and more affordable for clients and their communities. WSP is a leader in the development high-speed rail systems and is currently part of the teams for similar projects in Texas, California and internationally. The firm is rail delivery partner to the California High-Speed Rail Authority for a statewide high-speed rail system, and is providing engineering support for the Texas Bullet Train between Houston and Dallas. The firm is also contributing to the development of rail systems in Seattle; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Salt Lake City; San Francisco; Chicago; Durham, North Carolina; and Buffalo, New York.
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