WSP USA named Bill Keyes as its new assistant VP and senior rail systems manager.

In his new role, Keyes will be responsible for guiding projects involving transportation technology systems through engineering design, construction management, and contract administration. Additionally, he will support business development and sales activities and grow the Texas-based transit team.

Keyes brings to the firm 29 years of extensive experience in rail systems design, construction management, and program management. As a systems area manager in Texas for his previous firm’s rail and industrial systems division, he was involved with several major programs for key transportation agencies across the state, including Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority, Trinity METRO, and Houston METRO.

He has also worked on projects with the Chicago Transit Authority and the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority in Los Angeles. Keyes led the systems design for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Light Rail Expansion Design-Build in Houston, and was the project manager for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District positive train control system integrator.