Olson Joins Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail as West Region Business Line Leader
LOS ANGELES, CA Eric Olson, PE, joins Gannett Fleming as Transit & Rail Business Line Leader for the West Region. In this role, Olson is responsible for Gannett Fleming's portfolio of transit clients and projects and works to assure that Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail delivers the highest level of service to them.
During Olson's 30-plus years of experience, he led the delivery of a number of large transit and rail programs, most recently serving as Chief Project Officer for the Exposition Authority responsible for delivering the $2.5-billion Exposition Light Rail Project. Previously Olson led the delivery of the Pasadena Gold Line LRT and the extension of the Gold Line into East Los Angeles, California. With extensive experience in design-build delivery and light rail projects, he is responsible for providing Gannett Fleming's expertise to meet the needs and solve the challenges of the firm's diverse Transit & Rail clients.
"Eric will be a tremendous asset to our team in the West market," said Bryan Mulqueen, Global Director of Gannett Fleming's Transit & Rail Business Line. "The population growth in this region provides exciting challenges for mass transit organizations, and we are ready to help our current and new clients face them."
Gannett Fleming's has delivered transit programs throughout the west including Valley Metro, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, San Diego Association of Governments, Metrolink, Caltrain, Bay Area Rapid Transit, and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, among others.
Olson holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from California State Polytechnic University and a master of business administration from the University of Southern California. He is affiliated with the Design-Build Institute of America, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Public Transit Association.