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WSP Technical Experts to Present at APTA’s Annual Conference

ATLANTA, GA – Transportation infrastructure experts from WSP will serve as panelists for a variety of technical sessions at the APTA 2017 Annual Meeting & EXPO, Oct. 8-11 at the Georgia World Congress Center.


“The annual APTA meeting provides opportunities for engineers and managers to share their experiences, especially with innovation and new technologies,” said Joseph G. Pulicare, president of transportation & infrastructure at WSP USA. “We are proud to be so well represented this year with nine accomplished professionals taking part in panels.”

The presentations include:

How Top Management Oversees Integration of New Technology

Monday, Oct. 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Cliff Henke, assistant vice president and senior analyst

Executive Roundtable: Creating World Class Organizations—Leadership, Culture, Trust, Empowerment

Monday, Oct.  9, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Eric Roecks, senior vice president

Applying APTA’s 2017 International Study Mission on Safety Culture, State of Good Repair, and Innovative Operations

Monday, Oct. 9, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Lurae Stuart, senior principal technical specialist

Civic Transit Corridors: Transit/City Partnerships

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Ken Zatarain, senior planning manager

Leading the Way: Small Operations Best Practices and Innovative Solutions

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1:30 p.m.  to 3 p.m.

Elizabeth Neely, consultant

Innovations in Planning and Implementing TOD

Tues., Oct. 10, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Maxwell L. Sokol, lead planner

Innovative Funding, Finance, and P3s

Tues., Oct. 10, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Nathan M. Macek, vice president and director of project development & finance

Leadership APTA: Celebrating its 20th Year

Tues., Oct. 10, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Sharmila Mukherjee, vice president and senior planning manager

Capital Programs—Managing Risks & Lessons Learned

Wed., Oct. 11, 9:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Ashok K. Kothari, senior vice president and WSP project director, Westside Purple Line Extension

WSP is also presenting a multi-media exhibit at the EXPO (booth number 8347) and is sponsoring a welcoming reception on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Atrium Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Atlanta. The firm is a co-sponsor of the American Public Transportation Foundation Fundraiser and Scholarship Reception on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 8 to 11 p.m. at Ventanas, 275 Baker Street, Atlanta.


WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment sectors. With more than 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com