Parsons appoints new VP of rail and transit, Canada
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
US engineering services firm has appointed Ralph Ehlers as vice president of rail and transit, Canada. Ehlers will focus on implementing new rail lines, expanding existing systems, and providing project management services for all elements of mass transit, including mainline railways, commuter rail, high-speed rail, bus rapid transit (BRT), and urban transit.
With more than 26 years of global transit and roadway design experience, Ehlers has led programs using alternative project delivery methods, including public-private partnerships. He has worked with clients to deliver projects such as the East Rail Maintenance Facility and the VivaNext BRT Program with Metrolinx. He also has experience in the Middle East, specifically in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where he led a transportation practice.
Ehlers is also an active member of the Transportation Association of Canada’s Road Safety Standing Committee and Climate Change Task Force. He is based in Parsons’ Markham, Ontario, office.