WSP USA has appointed Lindsay Wood Transit and Rail Market Lead for company’s Texas-Mountain region, promotion from her prior role as Transit and Rail Manager, Texas, in which she led project and technical services roles for such clients as Capital Metro, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Texas Department of Transportation, Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Gulf Coast Rail District.
In her new role, Wood, who is based in the firm’s Austin office, “will drive business growth by engaging with clients, leading strategy and business development activities, coordinating with industry partners, and supporting project delivery,” WSP USA said.
Wood, a registered professional engineer in Texas, serves as president of the Women in Transportation Seminar’s Heart of Texas Chapter, which provides scholarship, youth mentoring and professional development programs.
“Lindsay makes complex transit plans successful by driving actions that lead to solutions, defining and executing strategy, and improving process to manage programs and advancements,” said WSP Senior Vice President and National Market Leader, Transit and Rail Julie D’Orazio.
“Lindsay is highly organized, and brings a proactive approach to collaboration that is respected and valued by the teams she works with,” said WSP Vice President and Transit and Rail Director Phil Pasterak.
WSP, involved in the development high-speed rail systems, is currently part of project teams in Texas, California and internationally. The firm is rail delivery partner to the California High-Speed Rail Authority for a statewide high-speed rail system, and is providing engineering support for the Texas Bullet Train between Houston and Dallas. The firm is also contributing to the development of rail systems in Seattle, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Chicago, Raleigh-Durham (N.C.) and Buffalo.