Passenger rail veteran and former Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) official Jeff Schultz has joined David Evans and Associates, Inc. as a Senior Transit and Rail Planner and Project Manager, Seattle.
“Jeff Schultz brings more than 30 years of experience contributing to the development, growth and expansion of rail passenger and transit services,” David Evans and Associates noted. “As a consultant, his clients have included local agencies and federal and state departments of transportation. Transit agencies nationwide have recognized Jeff as an effective communicator, collaborator, and team player who is committed to delivering high-quality work.”
Prior to becoming a consultant, Schultz served in roles of increasing responsibility with WSDOT, where he implemented the Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor (PNWRC) program and Amtrak Cascades service. His experience encompasses project management, agreement development, rail operations, rolling stock maintenance, railroad crossing upgrades and closures, rail construction planning processes, rail passenger equipment specification development and rail scheduling, simulation, and modeling. His planning expertise has contributed to the development of statewide freight, passenger, and high-speed rail, intermodal station projects, and studies.
Established more than 40 years ago, David Evans and Associates, Inc. “has provided clients with unique and innovative design services for transportation, water, environmental, land, energy and marine infrastructure systems,” the firm says. “Our staff includes engineers, surveyors, hydrographers, planners, landscape architects and natural resources scientists. We have 30 offices in 11 states and employ more than 750. As an employee-owned corporation, we consistently rank among ENR’s (Engineering News Record’s) Top 100 Pure Design Firms in the U.S.”