DALLAS — Bill Keyes has been named assistant vice president and senior rail systems manager at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy.
In his new role, Keyes will be responsible for guiding projects involving transportation technology systems through engineering design, construction management and contract administration. Additionally, he will support business development and sales activities and grow the Texas-based transit team. His leadership will complement WSP’s talented team of rail systems professionals to help our clients deliver complicated projects.
“We are grateful for both the technical expertise and strong leadership Bill brings to our team,” said Julie D’Orazio, WSP’s national market leader for transit and rail. “Bill will not only help us grow our rail systems practice nationally, but his familiarity and experience with our Texas clients, he will help WSP deliver projects that address the region’s most pressing transit needs and priorities.”
Keyes brings to the firm 29 years of extensive experience in rail systems design, construction management and program management. As a systems area manager in Texas for his previous firm’s rail and industrial systems division, he was involved with several major programs for key transportation agencies across the state, including Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority, Trinity METRO and Houston METRO. He has also worked on projects with the Chicago Transit Authority and the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority in Los Angeles. Keyes led the systems design for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Light Rail Expansion Design-Build in Houston, and was the project manager for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District positive train control system integrator.
Keyes earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
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 transit systems and is currently supporting programs for DART, Houston METRO, and is providing engineering support for the Texas High-Speed Rail program between Houston and Dallas. Nationally, the firm is contributing to the development of rail systems in Seattle, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Chicago, among others.
About WSP USA
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 9,500 employees in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com
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