Management & Operations

WSP | PB's O'Meara honored by COMTO

Posted on March 17, 2016

Margaret O'Meara
Margaret O'Meara

Margaret O’Meara, a VP of WSP |Parsons Brinckerhoff, was honored by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) with its 2016 Women Who Move the Nation award.

COMTO is the nation’s only advocacy organization for minority professionals and businesses in the transportation industry. In observance of women’s history month, the organization hosted its fifth annual Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation awards breakfast on March 16 in Washington, D.C.

In announcing the award, COMTO cited O’Meara’s “status and role in the transportation industry [as] an inspiration to all women, particularly women of color.” O’Meara’s “professional achievements and pioneering spirit have opened career paths for women across the country,” according to COMTO.

A 30-year transportation professional who has worked in both the public and private sectors, O’Meara, who is based in Boston, is client services leader for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Northeast Region. She has full responsibility and accountability for client relationship management, strategic planning and business development within a 10-state region.

Previously, O’Meara served as assistant commissioner of the Massachusetts Highway Department and as the agency’s District 3 highway director in Central Massachusetts, and construction manager statewide. O’Meara began her career in transit for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, where she served as one of the first women office engineers and then in various financial and project management positions for the agency.

In addition to COMTO, O’Meara is active in the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), the Alliance of Women’s Business and Professional Organizations, and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). She was named the WTS International Woman of the Year in 2012, WTS National Member of the Year in 1999 and CMAA Person of the Year in 1998. She is a graduate of Northeastern University with a bachelor of science in business administration.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Pace's T.J. Ross announces retirement

Career includes 19 years in the private sector and 25 years in the public sector during which he has held the positions of planner, engineer, maintenance director, GM, and executive director.

Metrolink's Art Leahy announces retirement

A 47-year veteran of the transportation industry, Leahy joined Metrolink after leading Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority as CEO from 2009 to 2015.

Palm Tran launches enhanced bus network

Known as the Route Performance Maximization (RPM) project, the system redesign is the first of its kind for Palm Tran in more than two decades.

L.A. Metro breaks ground on improvements project

The project will build two aerial bridges and stations as well as bike and pedestrian path grade separations at Van Nuys and Sepulveda Boulevards — two of the line’s busiest crossings.

RATP Dev USA to manage D.C. Circulator system

Under the terms of the contract, the contractor will directly supervise D.C. Circulator’s daily operations for six Circulator routes and maintain its 72-bus fleet.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation