Angela Schwarz has joined WSP USA as Vice President for National Rail Systems.
In her new role, Schwarz will collaborate with WSP Transit and Rail systems engineering practice leads across the U.S.; work with the systems leadership team and area as well as the regional executives for operations and business development; formulate and execute business development strategies; and lead the proposal development and delivery of key systems projects.
Schwarz has more than 25 years of project management experience. She served most recently as Systems Delivery Package Manager for the Purple Line Project on behalf of the Maryland Transit Administration. The $2 billion design-build 16-mile light rail line will extend from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton, north of Washington, D.C. Schwarz has also worked as Systems Manager for the New Jersey Transit Positive Train Control project, overseeing all aspects of testing, maintainability, acceptance and safety certification, and as Senior Program Manager and Senior Engineering Manager for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.
“Angela brings proven experience to Transit and Rail at WSP and we are excited to welcome her to the team,” said Jannet Walker-Ford, who took on the National Transit and Rail Leader position at WSP USA earlier this year.