Peter Denitz is rejoining Parsons Brinckerhoff and has been named manager-special projects in the firm’s transit and rail technical excellence center in Philadelphia. He will be responsible for assisting clients with planning activities and the development and management of transit and rail projects.
Denitz has more than 30 years of experience as a transportation and transit planning professional, serving in government and as a consultant on behalf of public and private clients. Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was a vice president and director of planning for the Northeast region of a major engineering consulting firm where, among other assignments, he managed the programmatic environmental impact statement of the Empire Corridor High-Speed Rail for the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration.
During his prior tenure at Parsons Brinckerhoff, he managed numerous teams responsible for the planning, design, and implementation of major transit development programs and was responsible for projects involving urban design and the environmentally sustainable planning, design, and construction of transit facilities. He served as planning manager for the Hudson-Bergen light rail project, including completion of the final EIS, development of urban design guidelines, and consultant management of the multi-million dollar transit arts program on behalf of NJ Transit.
He has also managed statewide and regional long-range planning efforts for the Pennsylvania and Delaware departments of transportation.
Denitz received an M.S. degree in urban planning from Princeton University and a B.A. in sociology from Fordham University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Planning Association, and the Women’s Transportation Seminar.