Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bruce P. DeVito, 62

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Bruce P. DeVito, who served as a vice president and regional director of rail and transit services with Gannett Fleming, died March 2, 2010, after a lengthy illness. He was 62.

DeVito joined Gannett Fleming after a long, successful careeras chief engineer of the Long Island Rail Road. He helped guide many of LIRR’s most important capital projects, including the Penn Station Renovation and the Holban Hillside Complex Construction Project. DeVito also handled the majority of LIRR’s relationships with local governments and community groups in capital program matters.

After retiring from LIRR, Bruce joined Gannett Fleming as regional director of transit/rail services, where he also served as a senior project manager for many Gannett Fleming prestigious projects, among them the Metro-North Railroad Croton-Harmon Phase II Design-Build Project. He also served in an advisory and consulting capacity for the New York City Economic Development Corporation on the Penn Station/Moynihan Feasibility Study and on numerous other transit related projects throughout the metropolitan region.

“Bruce distinguished himself throughout the engineering industry as a leader,” said James R. Laurita, Gannett Fleming vicepresident and regional/area manager. “He touched the lives of many in the transit industry throughout his illustrious 40-year career. His contributions to our firm and industry and his youthful spirit will be greatly missed.”