Joseph F. North has been promoted to senior VP of STV. A rail operations specialist and project manager with 40 years of experience in light rail, commuter rail, bus and paratransit operations, North is responsible for supporting STV’s major projects and developing new business.
North joined STV in 2009 and has been an integral part of the design, engineering and procurement of several light rail and commuter rail projects throughout the U.S. and Canada. With expertise in alternate project delivery for light-rail projects, he is currently supporting the $5 billion public-private partnership to expand Ottawa’s light rail program. In addition, he is involved in the planning for Amtrak’s Gateway Program and Hudson Tunnel Project from New Jersey to New York’s Penn Station.
Prior to joining STV, North served as the GM of light rail and bus and paratransit services at NJ TRANSIT, and was a chief transportation officer at New York City Transit bus operations. Earlier, he served as the director of operations for the MetroLink light rail system in St. Louis, Missouri. North was also a principal at a major management consulting firm.
North received his Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration from Kean University and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. A member of the American Public Transportation Association, he serves on the Rail Transit Standards Operations subcommittee as well as the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Light Rail Transit.
About STV: Founded more than 100 years ago, STV is a leader in providing engineering, planning, architectural, environmental, and construction management services for transportation systems, infrastructure, buildings, energy and other facilities. The firm is ranked 39th in Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms survey, 9th in its Transportation category, and was named ENR New York’s Designer of the Year in 2015. STV is 100 percent employee-owned.
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