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Joyce Rose to Lead Rail and Transit Safety

Joyce Rose will lead a broad range of transit and rail safety initiatives as a principal consultant in the Baltimore office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.

 

BALTIMORE, MD — Joyce Rose will lead a broad range of transit and rail safety initiatives as a principal consultant in the Baltimore office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.

In her new position, Ms. Rose will provide client services nationwide relating to transit/rail operations safety and security. She will also serve as project manager for the on-call systems safety services contract with the Maryland Transit Administration, supporting the agency in all aspects of its safety and security needs.

Ms. Rose has over 25 years of experience as a manager and policy analyst for rail and transit operations. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, she was president and CEO of Operation Lifesaver, Inc., a national nonprofit rail and transit safety education organization with programs in all 50 states, as well as four other countries. She was responsible for developing and implementing strategic goals, objectives, plans and budgets for the national organization. She previously served for 25 years as a congressional staff member for U.S. House and Senate transportation committees, and is a recognized national rail and transit policy expert. 

Ms. Rose received a bachelor of science degree from Frostburg State University. She is a member of the Transportation Research Board, serving on the committee on highway/railroad crossings and as chairman of the subcommittee on right-of-way fatality and trespass prevention. She is also a member of the American Public Transportation Association, serving on the rail safety and commuter rail safety and security committees. 

In 2014 Ms. Rose was named one of the “20 Most Influential People of the Decade” in the transportation industry by Metro magazine. She received a superior achievement award in 2012 from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. wsp-pb.com/usa.