GLASTONBURY, CT --Jeffrey T. Schultz, senior principal technical specialist in the Connecticut office of WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, was appointed vice chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) railroad operating technologies committee.
The TRB railroad operating technologies committee explores innovative strategies and the application of new technologies to enhance and support freight, passenger and transit rail operations.
“I am honored to be named vice chair and I am excited to serve the committee and work with all the members from the rail industry, academia, and the public sector to further research in railroad operating technologies,” said Schultz.
Schultz has more than 30 years of experience in rail transportation engineering, including six years with WSP. He is the service planning team leader for the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s CTrail Hartford Line, a new expanded passenger rail service scheduled to launch in May. In this role, he coordinates all aspects of rail service planning and development. He was also a member of the team that analyzed ownership options on behalf of the Illinois Department of Transportation for the new intercity rail passenger bi-level passenger coaches and diesel locomotives for use in Chicago Hub Amtrak services in the Midwest.
Prior to joining WSP, he served with the Washington State Department of Transportation, where he was involved with the Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor program and Amtrak Cascades service.
He is experienced in railroad project management, as well as rail operations and planning, including, scheduling, modeling, equipment repair/overhaul management; passenger equipment specification development, and planning for new and expanded statewide freight and high-speed passenger rail. In addition, he has significant knowledge in intermodal station projects and studies.
Schultz graduated from Drake University with a bachelor’s degree in geography and political science. He has a master’s degree in transportation geography from San Diego State University.
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