Wilbur Smith Associates Fills Three Positions with One

Randall A. Harris, P.E. joins Wilbur Smith Associates as Associate-in-Charge of the Richmond, Virginia Office while also serving as Senior Project Manager and Director of the Roadway Design Group.
Harris has 19 years of diversified engineering design experience, including survey, construction stakeout, and construction management of roadway projects and all aspects of highway design, from preliminary phase through final elements of design.

Harris' design experience includes project management, supervision of technical staff, preliminary and final horizontal and vertical alignments for projects varying in size and complexity from urban roadways to interstate highways on new and existing locations, storm water sites, typical section design, right-of-way computations and final estimates and specifications.

Prior to joining Wilbur Smith Associates, Harris was a Transportation Group Manager at Stantec Consulting. Recent roadway design experience for which he served as Project Manager include Route 262, Augusta County, VA for a 4.2 mile, 4-lane arterial roadway from Route 252 to Route 250 on new location; U.S. Route 58, Lee County, VA for 4.0 miles of 4-lane divided rural arterial roadway design with parallel widening on new location; and John Rolfe Parkway, Henrico County, VA for 2.6 miles of 4-lane divide urban arterial roadway design on new location, including side road connection and major utility design and adjustments.

Harris received his B.S. in Architectural Engineering Design and Urban Planning from North Carolina A&T University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Virginia.

Wilbur Smith Associates Brings New Hire into Toll Market

Wilbur Smith Associates is pleased to announce the hiring of Grant R. Holland as Senior Associate - Privatization. Holland brings to the Traffic Finance & Technology (TFT) Group more than 20 years of experience in the public-private partnership industry. He will work with TFT Group at Wilbur Smith Associates for services to the public and private sector toll industry. This group specializes in traffic, revenue finance, technology and operations services; and has developed forecasts used in support of over $50 billion in toll facility finance worldwide. He will be involved in a wide array of these services, with special emphasis on the rapidly evolving private sector toll market.

Holland's background includes senior management positions on numerous transportation privatization projects, including projects in Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington.

Prior to joining the firm Holland ran a private consulting practice advising private sector clients on transportation privatization projects on team composition, public relations, financial modeling and planning, and project feasibility. He has been a nationally published columnist, is an expert in state privatization initiatives and has made numerous presentations to ARTBA, TRB, and state legislative committees.

Wilbur Smith Associates has served the toll industry for 50 years; it is an industry which is experiencing unprecedented growth and significant change. "His arrival reaffirms the firm?s commitment to meeting the changing needs of our public and private sector clients," says Edward J. Regan III, Senior Vice President.

About Wilbur Smith Associates

Wilbur Smith Associates is a 100% employee-owned, professional services corporation. Every employee, from the custodian to the president, is a proud owner. Our largest single stockholder owns only 1.7% of our stock. We're all in this together. Since the Firm operates under an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, each staff member has a vital interest in providing the best and most effective service, in order to ensure client satisfaction and corporate success.

The Company is organized on the basis of functional and geographic divisions. The Firm's staff resources can be assembled into various multidisciplinary teams to respond to many technical aspects of a large variety of project types. Local offices can utilize firmwide resources to provide full professional services.

WSA has more than 50 offices in the US, with five serving as regional offices: Columbia, South Carolina; New Haven, Connecticut; San Francisco, California; Houston, Texas and Chicago, Illinois. The Firm's other domestic offices are located strategically in 29 states throughout the US.

WSA first worked internationally when it conducted the London, England and Calcutta, India urban plans. Since then, we've worked in 117 countries and have more than 65 offices around the world.

WSA's Parking Services offers comprehensive planning, studies and analysis, traffic analysis, design, inspection and rehabilitation of parking structures and facilities.

Within todays transportation network, parking and the parking structure have become a extension of, and a strategic asset to, urban or suburban vitality and growth.

The Firm has consulted with many clients which include cities and municipalities, hospitals and universities, private businesses and others, on how to effectively use parking as a delivery means to enrich another experience or resource.

An effective parking plan, experience, or design should be seamless in the movement of people through vehicles, and WSA has the team of professionals skilled at providing creative solutions to meet those parking challenges.
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