In his new position, Khayyat will provide oversight for systems engineering projects on behalf of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro). Parsons Brinckerhoff is serving as program manager for Metro’s $5 billion, six-year capital improvement program.
Khayyat has over 28 years of experience managing multidisciplinary engineering programs for the transit industry. His areas of expertise include bus rapid transit development, railroad signaling, safety audits, traction power design, and communications systems. He most recently served as a principal with Lawrence Engineering and Consulting. From 2000 to 2009 he was a senior supervising engineer at Parsons Brinckerhoff. Previously, he held a variety of management positions with the Chicago Transit Authority.
Khayyat received a master’s degree in project management from the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University in Chicago and a B.S.E.E. from Valparaiso University in Indiana. He is a registered professional engineer in New Jersey, Maryland, and Tennessee.