Minnitte to Lead Transportation Operations and Rose to Lead Rail and Transit Safety
BALTIMORE, MD Samuel F. Minnitte, Jr. has been named transportation and infrastructure area manager in the Baltimore, Maryland, office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization. Alongside Minnitte, Joyce Rose is leading a broad range of transit and rail safety initiatives as a Principal Consultant.
In his new position, Minnitte will be responsible for leading WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff's transportation and infrastructure operations throughout Maryland and Delaware. Some of the firm's projects in the region include the Purple Line light rail project, the Intercounty Connector, the Tydings Bridge foundation rehabilitation, the Union Avenue and Clipper Road light rail grade crossings, the Harry Nice Bridge Replacement, the I-95 Electronic Tolls Lane (ETL), and the Baltimore Link bus system.
Minnitte has more than 33 years of experience in public policy, specializing in transportation, land use, real estate and economic development. He joined WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff in 2014, serving as Planning Lead for Maryland and subsequently as Northeast region Planning/Environmental/Traffic Manager, responsible for serving state and local governments throughout the Northeast. Previously, he served as Director, office of planning and real estate at the Maryland Department of Transportation. He also served in several management positions with local governments in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Anne Arundel County in Maryland.
Minnitte received a Master of Arts in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Saint Vincent College. He is secretary of the Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Business Partnership and president of the Arundel Community Development Corporation. His other professional affiliations include the Women's Transportation Seminar,Urban Land Institute and the American Public Transportation Association.
Rose will provide client services nationwide relating to transit/rail operations safety and security. She will also serve as Project Manager for the on-call systems safety services contract with the Maryland Transit Administration, supporting the agency in all aspects of its safety and security needs.
Rose has more than 25 years of experience as a manager and policy analyst for rail and transit operations. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, she was President and CEO of Operation Lifesaver, Inc., a national nonprofit rail and transit safety education organization with programs in all 50 states, as well as four other countries. She was responsible for developing and implementing strategic goals, objectives, plans and budgets for the national organization. She previously served for 25 years as a congressional staff member for U.S. House and Senate transportation committees, and is a recognized national rail and transit policy expert.
She received a Bachelor of Science from Frostburg State University. She is a member of the Transportation Research Board, serving on the committee on highway/railroad crossings and as chairman of the subcommittee on right-of-way fatality and trespass prevention. She is also a member of the American Public Transportation Association, serving on the rail safety and commuter rail safety and security committees.
In 2014 Rose was named one of the "20 Most Influential People of the Decade" in the transportation industry by Metro magazine. She received a superior achievement award in 2012 from the U.S. Department of Transportation.