TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2019 /CNW/ -- Arup, a global leader in the built environment and a trusted name in rail engineering worldwide, announced the appointment of Zvonko Trajkovic, P.Eng. as the Americas Rail Systems Engineering Leader. Based in the Toronto office, Zvonko Trajkovic will lead Arup's dynamic rail systems engineering team to broaden its expertise throughout the region in rail systems implementation, which encompasses systems design, assurance and integration. As a key member of Arup's infrastructure leadership in Canada, he will oversee Rail Systems Engineering, delivering comprehensive solutions for rail projects in the Americas and across the world, working together with Arup's global team of experts.
With 35 years of overall engineering experience, Zvonko Trajkovic has spent the past two decades developing and managing complex rail projects in Canada and internationally. His expertise spans regional, commuter, metro, light rail, monorail and automated people mover projects and technologies. He comes to Arup from AECON, where he served as the Vice President of Rail Systems in Toronto, overseeing rail projects, including the Waterloo, Crosstown and Finch light rail transit (LRT) projects. Previously at WSP|Parsons Brinkerhoff, he advised the Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx on the planning and development of the Toronto LRT, GO Rail electrification, and subway extension projects. With Bombardier Transportation, he led large rail systems projects in the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia.
"We are thrilled to have Zvonko join Arup to expand our rail offerings and drive innovation in rail systems design and implementation throughout the Americas," said Peter Guest, Arup principal and Americas Rail Business leader. "Zvonko's broad experience in rail systems across the region and globe combined with his superb record of business development makes him an excellent fit for our team."
"I am excited to be leading Arup's rail systems practice at a moment when Canada and the Americas region are poised to embark on a rail renaissance. Cities are in a great need for increased capacity and more efficient use and management of rail networks," said Zvonko Trajkovic.
Across the Americas, Arup has established teams of multidisciplinary designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a wide range of professional consultation and infrastructure design for rail transport projects. The primary offices where Arup offers these services include Toronto, Montreal, New York, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Arup offers a distinct capability providing services related to subway stations, transit-oriented development, and high-speed rail as evidenced by the firm's rail history in the region, which started at John F. Kennedy International Airport in the late 1990's with performance studies and station design. Arup's work has continued on the east coast with the Second Avenue Subway, the Fulton Center, and the Metropolitan Transit Authority Enhanced Station Initiative in New York City, and the Green Line Extension in Boston. In Toronto, Arup served as prime consultant for two stations on the Toronto-York Spadina subway extension, provided design for the Edmonton Valley LRT and is currently the lead designer on the Finch LRT for Mosaic Transit Group. On the west coast, Arup's projects include Crenshaw/LAX Transit, Texas Central High-Speed Train between Houston and Dallas, and the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco.
Arup provides consulting, planning, engineering, and design services for the most prominent projects and sites in the built environment. Since its founding in 1946, the firm has consistently delivered technical excellence, innovation, and value to its clients, while maintaining its core mission of shaping a better world. The firm opened its first North American office over 30 years ago, its first Canadian office in 1999 and now employs 1,700 people in the Americas and 16,000 globally. The firm's employee-ownership structure promotes independence, unbiased advice, and ongoing investment in joint research to yield better outcomes that benefit its clients and partners. Visit Arup's website, www.arup.com, for more information.
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