In The Spotlight

“In the Spotlight” showcases TranSystems’ news, staff, projects, awards, successes and other topics of special note to those in the industry as well as our clients.
John Fortmann Joins TranSystems as Vice President and Client Manager Bringing Extensive Illinois DOT Experience
John Fortmann, PE, joins TranSystems Corp., a consulting firm that provides engineering and architecture solutions to the transportation marketplace, as vice president and client manager. He has more than 30 years of experience in the design and management of Illinois transportation programs. 

In this role, Fortmann will expand our relationship with the Illinois Department of Transportation, from which he recently retired, and work with other regional client managers to expand and grow DOT, municipal and bridge practices. 
“Fortmann brings great experience and strengths to TranSystems,” said Principal and Chicago Area Leader Chuck Stenzel. “As a long-standing leader in IDOT’s largest region, John oversaw program development, project implementation, administration and maintenance operations. This broad base of knowledge will help us better understand and further our partnership with this top client.”
Prior to joining TranSystems, Fortmann was Region One Engineer with the Illinois Department of Transportation, which oversaw six counties in Northeastern Illinois that make up the Chicago Metropolitan area. He has served many roles within the department, including design, land acquisition, and program management. 
Fortmann holds a Master of Science in civil engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Bradley University. 
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TranSystems Corp., a national transportation consulting firm that provides engineering, architectural and planning solutions, welcomes Gail Woods, PE, as Assistant Vice President and Client Manager in the company’s Orlando office.   click to read
TranSystems Corp., a national transportation consulting firm that provides engineering, architectural and planning solutions, welcomes Jim Dubea as Vice President and Ports and Maritime lead. He will work out of the company’s Orlando office. 
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At 12:01 a.m. on January 17th, the brand-new, state of the art 135 million dollar San Antonio Consolidated Rental Car Facility opened its doors to travelers. The new 13-acre, 227,000 square foot project replaces a well-used, existing short-term public parking garage with the capacity for 2,600 ready/return rental car spaces and 1,200 public parking spaces configured on six different floors. click to read

On Dec. 21, Engineering News-Record Midwest named its Top Young Professionals that are changing planning, design, and construction in innovative ways. Among the 21 selected young professionals was TranSystems’ own Jen Golemba from its Schaumburg, IL office.

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TranSystems welcomes Kevin Thibault, PE, as Southeast Regional Vice President and National Toll Practice Leader. In his role, Thibault will oversee operations in the company’s Southeast five-state region and lead the firm’s business development and client relationship efforts with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. Nationally, he also will lead the toll practice helping to grow relationships with toll agencies across the country. click to read
On December 7th, during the 2017 National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference, the BNSF Bridge 24.8 Replacement Project was announced as the Best ABC Project Lateral Slide Technology (Railroad Bridge) Award winner. Jay Hyland accepted the award on TranSystems’ behalf.  click to read
Celebration Pointe is the first transit-oriented development in Alachua County, Florida, where you’ll find Gainesville and the University of Florida. 
Celebration Pointe covers more than 125 acres northwest of the I-75 and Archer Road interchange – and will eventually offer more than one million square feet of dining, entertainment, shopping, office and residential space.
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TranSystems announces its newest company partners. These appointments recognize professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the company’s success and growth, have demonstrated in-depth industry knowledge and have proven the ability to work effectively across the organization. click to read