Throughout his 14 years in the transit industry, Brett Wallace’s focus has been on anticipating and exceeding client expectations. His qualifications as a certified planner and professional engineer enable him to understand and respond to issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. He works collaboratively with architects, track designers, urban designers, cost estimators and other technical specialists on multi-faceted projects.
Currently, Wallace is project manager on a combined alternatives analysis/environmental assessment (AA/EA) for a potential streetcar project in Providence, R.I. The best evidence of exceptional client service is when the client hires the consultant for additional work. Wallace initially worked on the Metropolitan Providence Transit Enhancement Study and building on this relationship and the success of the study, he helped HDR and the project team win the AA/EA study.
Wallace is leading another important project for Winston-Salem, N.C., which has a vision of a strong city center, balanced transportation system and focused and sustainable development patterns. With Wallace as project manager, the city selected HDR to conduct an AA to define an urban circulator for approval by the FTA and move the vision into the project development phase for Small Starts projects.
In 2010, Wallace participated in the Leadership APTA program and he has also been a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Transportation Demand Management and served for many years on the Transportation Association of South Carolina’s board.
“Transit helps to sustain our communities and shape their growth by enabling people to engage in all of life’s activities, whether it’s a daily commute to work, running errands or anything else. It is rewarding to be involved in an industry that has such a great impact.”