Goodreau to Lead Bus Rapid Transit Projects Nationally
Project leader brings 20 years of BRT planning and engineering experience to new role at WSP USA.
CHICAGO — As transit and rail professionals develop innovative solutions for moving passengers safely and efficiently, the arrival of Stephen Goodreau as director of the national bus rapid transit (BRT) practice at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, will ensure its clients have the resources and solutions they need to address the complex challenges they face.
In his new role with the firm, Goodreau will collaborate with clients throughout the entire life cycle of a project, developing solutions that address their specific needs to develop, design and implement Future Ready™ BRT programs.
“WSP has a rich history pioneering creative solutions in the transit and rail markets both locally and abroad,” said Frank Banko, WSP growth director for the transit and rail markets, fleet and facilities transit and rail market lead and director of the fleet and facilities practice. “Many of our clients are turning to BRT as a cost-effective solution for moving passengers to and from city centers. Steve brings a national perspective of BRT, providing our clients with strong leadership and a proven approach to delivering our clients’ programs. Steve’s understanding of all facets of delivering bus rapid transit programs coupled with his ability to coalesce WSP’s pool of planning, engineering, and professional resources, will allow WSP to continue to deliver to our client’s expectation in this rapidly growing market sector.”
Goodreau previously served as senior project manager and office leader for a national engineering firm, where he managed several BRT design projects, including the Healthline BRT project in Cleveland, Red Line BRT in Indianapolis, the Ashland Avenue BRT in Chicago, Trax Light Rail Extension in Salt Lake City, the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Commuter Rail National Environmental and Protection Act (NEPA) and preliminary engineering programs in Connecticut and Massachusetts and provided quality assurance/quality control oversight for Madison BRT in Seattle.
Goodreau is a graduate of the University of Akron with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a BRT committee member for the American Public Transportation Association, and a member of American Council of Engineering Companies.
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