Doug Carr named president and CEO of Union Station Redevelopment Corporation

June 13, 2022
Carr comes to USRC from Moynihan Station Development Corporation and says he looks forward to working with stakeholders to maintain Washington Union Station as a source of pride for the community.

Doug Carr has been selected by U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Deputy Secretary and Chair of the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation Board Polly Trottenberg to be president and CEO of the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC).

USRC is tasked with preserving and restoring Washington Union Station’s historical and architectural significance, maintaining the station’s function as a multimodal transport center and enhancing the retail and amenities within the station. USDOT says USRC plays a central role in future development of one of the nation's most important transportation hubs and Carr’s leadership experience, track record of project delivery and ability to bring people together will help maximize Washington Union Station's full potential.

“Washington Union Station is a historic transportation hub poised for even greater growth. USRC President and CEO Doug Carr will ensure the station best serves the D.C. community while advancing the next century of transportation progress,” Deputy Secretary Trottenberg said.

Carr comes to USRC from his recent role as vice president and deputy director of Moynihan Station Development Corporation. He worked with and led teams to transform the historic James A. Farley Post Office Building into a mixed-use train hall capable of handling millions of passengers annually. Moynihan Train Hall, which opened in January 2021, now serves as one of New York City’s most vital transportation centers and prominently features both classic and contemporary architectural elements.

“I am honored to be given the responsibility to envision and deliver the future of Washington Union Station. I look forward to working with all of our stakeholders to ensure that this location continues to be a source of pride for commuters, visitors and people in the community,” said Carr. “The board of USRC recognizes the opportunity we have to bring partners in government and the private sector together for the next chapter in this critical piece of our nation’s infrastructure.”

Previously, Carr spent nearly 15 years with Jones Lang LaSalle heading up advisory services for clients that include the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the World Trade Center Redevelopment, the MTA/Hudson Yards, the California High Speed Rail Authority, and the United States Army and Air Force.

Carr succeeds Beverley Swiam-Staley, who has led USRC since 2012. Her tenure included successful rehabilitation and restoration efforts that have benefited millions of visitors and passengers each year. These efforts include restoring the historic Main Hall and overseeing projects to improve infrastructure damaged by the 2011 earthquake.

"Beverley's years of leadership have been instrumental, and her commitment to maintaining Washington Union Station's significance will positively impact the nation's capital and travelers for generations to come. She is a role model for women in the transportation industry," Deputy Secretary Trottenberg added.

“It's been my privilege to be the steward of this beautiful historic station. The board of directors did a great job in their search and selection,” Beverley Swaim-Staley said. “Doug's experience in New York will be very beneficial to Washington Union Station's continued development as the leading intermodal transportation hub in the nation.”

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The Moynihan Train Hall’s skylight includes an acre of glass. The hall also features a signature clock designed to evoke the nostalgia of rail travel.