Veteran transportation executive Sandy Bushue leads the new Washington D.C. office of national passenger and freight rail and rail transit firm Quandel Consultants. Bushue, the former Acting and Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration, will identify national business development opportunities and also help the firm with strategic management initiatives.
Bushue, with more than 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, business development and government affairs, has also served as Deputy Director of the Congressional National Commission on Intermodal Transportation. In the area of entrepreneurship, she has assisted in winning contracts for numerous clients, including a $2.5 billion railcar procurement, a $4 million contract that initiated a new office location for an engineering firm, and a $1.4 million contract for a freight rail company in the transit sector.
Bushue also has had success in business development for large multi-national companies. She led a team of engineers and airport experts to bid and deliver the largest Siemens contract ever, at $1.5 billion, with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.
“Quandel Consultants is excited to welcome Sandy Bushue to our management team, to help the firm pursue projects in the areas of rail transit planning and engineering,” said Charlie Quandel, CEO of the firm. “Bushue’s outstanding reputation and vast network will be a tremendous asset to Quandel’s business development pursuits.”
“Quandel Consultants is a highly talented and skilled rail-transit engineering firm,” said Bushue. “With transportation becoming more of a national focus, the timing to open a Washington D.C. office is perfect. Additionally, with the recent announcement of the selection of Northern Virginia for Amazon’s second headquarters (HQ2), the Capitol region’s transportation needs for expansion and improvement will be significant, and Quandel’s expertise and experience will be needed. I am honored to be a part of the Quandel team.”
Quandel Consultants has provided engineering solutions for the railroad and rail transit industry for four decades. Services include program management, engineering, planning, operations analysis and construction management. The company has conducted work for state departments of transportation across the U.S., including Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Florida.