Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. (VHB)

VHB Acquires Raleigh, North Carolina Transportation Firm Martin/Alexiou/Bryson, P.C.

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) announced its acquisition of Martin/Alexiou/Bryson, P.C. (M/A/B), a Raleigh, N.C., transportation planning and design firm.

M/A/B will join VHB’s Raleigh operation, VHB Engineering NC, P.C., affiliated with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., and do business as VHB.

“The future holds exciting opportunities for North Carolina,” said VHB President Bob Brustlin. “Raleigh is the fastest growing city on the east coast. This acquisition further solidifies our existing practice in Raleigh and will allow us to capitalize on the growing North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and transit markets in the region, as well as real estate and institutional opportunities that continue to arise.”

Founded in 2000, M/A/B specializes in providing transportation planning, design, and traffic engineering services to public, private, and institutional clients. The firm works extensively with NCDOT, numerous North Carolina municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations, and institutions nationwide. Recent noteworthy projects include the Triangle Regional Transit Program, Cary Community Plan, I-95 Corridor Planning and Finance Study, US 70 Corridor Studies, Del Webb Adult Community Development, WakeMed Health and Hospitals, and campus improvements at Duke University, Rutgers University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bill Martin, PE; George Alexiou, PE; Don Bryson, PE; Lyle Overcash, PE; and Keith Lewis, PE will join VHB as Principals.

VHB established its Raleigh location in 2005 and the office’s nationally recognized transportation safety team primarily serves the Federal Highway Administration. Together, VHB and M/A/B will be a full service transportation team, strategically poised to compete for the most important public, private, and institutional projects.

Founding M/A/B Principal Bill Martin said, “VHB shares our passion for developing transportation solutions that improve safety and mobility, and have a positive impact on people’s lives. We look forward to growing together to meet North Carolina’s future needs.”

VHB’s Raleigh staff will relocate effective April 15 to join M/A/B in their office located at 4000 WestChase Blvd., Raleigh.