Rick Morsches

Chief Executive Officer

Rick Morsches serves as Chief Executive Officer for TranSystems and is responsible for the overall direction of the company guiding strategic initiatives and continuing to grow the firm as one of the nation's top consulting fims solely focused on the broad range of transportation. He serves as a director on the board.

Rick has been part of the executive team transforming the company from a $20 million firm located in six Midwest cities to a $240 million multimodal firm located in more than 30 cities throughout the United States. He has worked as part of the senior management team in operating the firm, as well as creating solid stock ownership performance. Rick splits his time between Chicago and Kansas City, the firm's headquarters.
Rick started with the firm in 1989 as Principal/Vice President in charge of developing business from states, counties and municipalities; as well as leading various multimodal projects. In 2002, he was named the Regional Vice President for the Great Lakes and Northeast regions providing leadership to 12 offices. After much success as a regional leader, Rick was asked to serve the company on a national level, providing guidance to 26 offices dedicated to providing service to clients through TranSystems' States and Municipalities Market Sector.
Prior to 1989, Rick worked for two transportation consulting engineers in the Chicago area.
As a Principal, Rick has served more than 25 clients within the public sector on the state, county and local levels. He has been synonymous with transportation in Chicago. Rick has directed all aspects of projects spanning all modes of transportation including highways, intermodal facilities, transit systems, passenger rail, freight, parking facilities, bikeways and pedestrian facilities. Rick has managed these services for all levels of governments including federal (FHWA & FTA), state (IDOT, PennDOT, and ODOT), cities (20 municipalities) and counties (all Chicago collar counties). Rick has also brokered multi-agency deals involving real estate developers and venture capitalists.
Rick holds a Master of Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, as well as a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the University of Dayton.

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In The News

The January 2017 issue of RT&S features a look at the work TranSystems performed as part of the CREATE Program P1 project.
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On August 20, the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois presented the findings of a study on freight transportation in the St. Louis region. TranSystems' own Sara Clark discussed how the region has the ability to be a key distribution center for freight — keying in on opportunities for advancing investment in freight, logistics, and transportation in the area.
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Highway 31 Extension Project Making Progress, On Time and On Budget! TranSystems is providing construction engineering and inspection services for a new bridge over the Intercoastal Waterway and a new interchange as part of this project.
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AREMA will hold its closing general session on Wednesday, Oct. 7, with the installation of its 2015-2016 officers, an industry update from Wall Street analyst Tony Hatch and six technical presentations.
Joseph Ott of Metra, David Irving of TranSystem Corp. and Marc Beisler of Alfred Benesch & Company will begin with a Structures presentation detailing the $140 million Englewood Flyover, the first major project to be constructed for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program. The presenters say the flyover is already increasing system capacity, and grade-separated Englewood Interlocking has improved safety by eliminating conflicts between 80 Metra trains, 60 Norfolk Southern trains and several Amtrak trains daily.

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The Tollway plans to reconstruct the Tri-State (I294) from Balmoral Avenue near O'Hare International Airport south to 95th Street over a two-year period starting in 2020.
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ENR kicked off a brand new program to engage customers and prospects from around the country with a three-day ENR Active Markets Tour of Kansas City, June 28-30, where many leading AEC firms are based. Senior executives from Transystems...turned out for meetings with their subject matter experts, or conducted the various site tours.
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The state Department of Transportation is inviting the public to look at options for redesigning the way I-84 runs through the center of Hartford. TranSystems is a DOT consultant leading the I-84 design process.
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“We put our heads together with MoDOT and TranSystems. The result, a diverging diamond interchange that uses the existing bridge and would not require bridge replacement or modifications to I-70.”
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In front of a capacity crowd, three-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club at the "RRDC Evening with Bobby Unser presented by Firestone." RRDC president and emcee Bobby Rahal recognized event sponsors Firestone, Honda, TUDOR, TranSystems...
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