WSP’s Todd Nguyen discusses transportation planning in a Propel L.A. video that introduces elementary and high school students to careers in various fields.

NWS-Nguyen-ToddLos Angeles, CA -- WSP USA’s Todd Nguyen discusses what it takes to be a transportation planner on a major infrastructure project in a Propel LA video that introduces elementary and high school students to careers in various fields.

Nguyen, a transportation & environmental planner in WSP’s Los Angeles office, outlines the skills necessary to contribute to a public infrastructure project and how students can prepare themselves to enter the professional workplace.

In the video, Nguyen explains how he collaborates with other planners and engineers on the California High-Speed Rail program, the first high-speed rail system in the nation, which will run from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour or more. WSP is the rail delivery partner to the California High-Speed Rail Authority. 

Nguyen discusses the potential of the California High-Speed Rail project to ease traffic congestion and improve the quality of life in Los Angeles, his hometown. He also he traces his own education path, from Santa Monica College to the University of Southern California, where he studied architecture and planning, graduating in 2014. He joined WSP in 2016.

The video was produced by Propel LA, which is promoting the 2016-2020 Countywide Strategic Plan for Economic Development developed by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation. Nguyen’s participation was part of WSP’s ongoing support for STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education.

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