SYSTRA has hired Wes Coates as vice president, sector manager, planning & operations analysis.
Coates has 35 years of experience in managing public transportation programs, including New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority CC’s East Side Access and Amtrak’s Empire Corridor. As a senior manager, he has been responsible for directing both the operations and maintenance of passenger railroad systems, including developing service strategies for increasing revenues and analysis of ridership and performance measurements. He has worked for transportation consulting firms, as well as rail agencies, including Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and Conrail.
“Wes Coates brings a depth of railroad and light rail operating experience that will be of great value to SYSTRA and our clients,” said William Crosbie, P.E., SYSTRA president and CEO.