Friday, April 12, 2013

Transportation veteran to lead central Texas urban rail effort

Capital Metro, the city of Austin, Texas and Lone Star Rail District jointly-hired Kyle Keahey as the Urban Rail Program Lead, who will manage ongoing planning, funding and future implementation of rail transit in central Texas.

Kyle Keahey, a 30-year veteran of transportation projects throughout Texas and the nation, has managed projects that have led to more than $6 billion in infrastructure investments. Keahey is currently a vice president and transit sector market leader for HNTB's Central Division, where he will remain an HNTB employee while serving in a consultant role for the three central Texas regional transportation agencies.

"Kyle Keahey's experience is precisely what central Texas needs now at a pivotal time for the urban rail initiative, as central Texas continues to experience rapid growth," said Linda Watson, Capital Metro president and CEO. "His background in system planning, alternatives analysis, project development and the federal funding process makes him uniquely qualified for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead."

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