Brian Dwyer has joined WSP USA as a VP and the Northeast region transit rail market lead.
In his new role, Dwyer will support business development and sales activities and help grow the WSP transit team in the Northeast region of the U.S.
Prior to joining WSP, Dwyer served as VP and director of transit for a North American architectural and engineering firm, working on numerous projects, including operational readiness for the Confederation Line Light Rail in Ottawa, Canada; project management on safety and training reviews for TriMET in Portland, Ore., and Metro Transit in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; operational and safety tasks for Maryland Transit Administration, including implementation of an operations safety rules compliance program that received an American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Gold Safety award; and a variety of project management and task management services for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA).
For nearly 25 years, Dwyer worked for the MBTA, starting as a Red Line train attendant in 1988 and working in positions of increasing responsibility until he retired in 2011 as director of light rail operations.
He has served as an APTA safety auditor and peer reviewer, including assignments at Mass Transit Railway in Hong Kong, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, and Chicago Transit Authority.