Company History

TranSystems has been focused on helping clients solve transportation challenges since its inception. In 1966, Herbert Johnson, Gerald Brickell, and Edward Mulcahy formed JBM Associates Engineers and Planners as traffic experts to help the Kansas City area adapt to its growing transportation demands. A merger in 1995 combined the talents of JBM Associates with two other highly respected Midwest companies, bringing a total of 80 years of transportation experience to form TranSystems.


In five decades, the firm has expanded coast to coast to offer transportation services encompassing the entire multimodal range, from roadway networks and passenger rail expansion to freight rail intermodal facilities and airport connections. Today, TranSystems is comprised of approximately 800 professionals in more than 30 offices throughout the U.S. TranSystems has excelled in the planning, design and management of some of the largest transportation projects in the nation, including Hartford’s I-84 Viaduct Replacement plan, Chicago’s Wacker Drive and Congress Parkway Interchange Reconstruction, and New York City’s revitalization of its oldest bridge, the High Bridge.


Providing a powerful combination of national expertise with a local understanding of the communities it serves, TranSystems strives to be the consultant of choice for its clients and transportation experts. Just as its founders paved the way with an entrepreneurial vigor, TranSystems’ staff remains tirelessly dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the transportation industry. 

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In The News

 ENR New England names Main Street Bridge Replacement in Chester, Ct., Best Small Project under $10 million.
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TranSystems ranks #9 in Bridges, #22 in Rail and Highways
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In The Spotlight

The TranSystems team has won the American Council of Engineering Companies' (ACEC) Grand Conceptor Award for their work on the Wacker Drive and Congress Parkway Reconstruction project for the City of Chicago. click to read
The Wacker Drive and Congress Parkway Reconstruction Case Study is now available for download. click to read

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Central Railroad Corridor Greenway Pedestrian Overpass over I-95

TranSystems' Wacker Drive Reconstruction Wins Top Honor from ACEC

Case Study: Wacker Drive and Congress Parkway Reconstruction NOW AVAILABLE

Video of the Iconic Wacker Drive Project Now Available

Replacing the state's busiest stretch of highway