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January 24, 2005


OAKLAND, CALIF.--The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District announces the election of Joel Keller as president of its board of directors for 2005, succeeding James Fang. Carole Ward Allen has been named vice president.

Keller previously served as board president in 2002. He was first elected to the board in November 1994 representing BART District 2, which includes Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Clyde, Crockett, Discover Bay, Hercules, Knightsen, Martinez, Oakley, Pinole, Pittsburg, Port Costa, Rodeo, and portions of El Sobrante, Pacheco, and Pleasant Hill.

Keller is an assistant superintendent of Juvenile Hall for Solano County with an extensive background in public service. He was elected mayor of Antioch in 1984, and re-elected in 1988 and 1992.

Ward Allen was first elected to the board in 1998. She represents District 4, which includes the city of Alameda and portions of Oakland.

The BART board also welcomed three new members to the board of directors: former Walnut Creek Mayor Gail Murray, former BART Safety Manager Zoyd Luce of Dublin, and former BART executive staff assistant Bob Franklin. Murray replaces former Director Dan Richard; Luce replaces former Director Pete Snyder; and Franklin replaces former Director Roy Nakadegawa.

Franklin previously worked for BART for seven years in the finance and planning departments.

Luce is president of his own consulting firm, Risorgimento Management, and earlier worked as BART's hazardous materials and environmental compliance manager.

Murray is president of Gail Murray Consulting, specializing in public transit policy and planning, and a research associate with the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University. She has served as acting assistant general manager of AC Transit in Oakland; general manager of a paratransit company in Hayward, Calif.; mayor, council member, planning commissioner, and transportation commissioner for the city of Walnut Creek, and chair of the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority in Concord, Calif.

LONG BEACH, CALIF.--Earth Tech Inc., a business unit of Tyco International Ltd., has appointed William D. Webb, P.E., executive vice president for its North American operations. He will be responsible for managing the operations of the company's consulting and engineering practices in the United States and Canada.

Webb has more than 35 years of diverse experience managing large engineering, consulting, and construction operations serving the industrial and public sectors around the world. Most recently, he was chief operating officer for North American operations for ERM Group. He earlier worked with Dames & Moore and URS in a variety of international senior management positions.

BOISE, IDAHO--Washington Group International Inc. has promoted Stephen Pare, P.E., to engineering, operations and management services area manager for southern California, and hired Mario Nuevo, P.E., as engineering, operations, and management services area manager for the state of Florida.

Pare is a 31-year veteran of Washington Group, who served the firm most recently as project manager for the Mission Valley East Light Rail construction management contract in San Diego. His previous projects include the Alameda Rail Corridor design-build project in Los Angeles. He will be based at the company's office in Irvine, Calif.

Nuevo, a 20-year engineering and construction industry veteran, was most recently vice president and area manager for Parsons Transportation Group's office in Miami. He has served as project director or manager on engineering projects for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri-Rail in Pompano Beach, as well as on numerous projects for Florida DOT, including engineering manager for the Miami Intermodal Center. He will be located at Washington Group's office in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

BOSTON, MASS.--Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas Inc. has named Anthony Lancellotti its New England district manager, with responsibility for the company's business operations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and parts of Canada.

A PBQ&D senior vice president, Lancellotti has over 27 years of professional experience. He is a specialist in the design of immersed tube tunnels, working most recently as joint venture deputy project manager and engineering manager for Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel project. He also serves as technical advisor for the immersed tube tunnel option on the Port of Miami tunnel project.

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.--The Los Angeles area chapter of WTS has announced that Alexandra Spencer, media relations officer for DMJM+HARRIS, will succeed Monika Bowden as its president for 2005. Spencer is also national communications co-chair for WTS.

Judi Masuda, who handles Gold Line community outreach for the city of Pasadena DOT, will serve as first vice president; Maria Guerra, chief of staff for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, second vice president; and Emilie Gino, an education consultant, treasurer.

Among the directors-at-large elected to the board are James Okazaki, assistant general manager of Los Angeles DOT, and Carol Inge, deputy executive officer of LACMTA.

WICHITA, KAN.--Joe Lunny has joined Optima Bus Corporation as the senior business development manager responsible for the east coast. He will be based in Ocean City, Md.

Lunny has more than 17 years of sales experience working with OEMs and transit authorities on a dealership level.

CORONA, CALIF.--Tolar Manufacturing Company Inc. announces the hiring of Richard Clements as eastern regional manager.

Clements has more than eight years in the industry as vice president and general manager of Daytech Manufacturing Inc. He will be based in Tolar's newly opened eastern regional office in Williamsville, N.Y.

ATLANTA, GA.--Phillip Cave has joined RouteMatch Software as its vice president of professional services.

Cave has more than 15 years of experience in the software industry, from creating software to leading software efforts. He also brings over four years of paratransit industry experience covering software design, project management, and customer service. Most recently, he worked at StrataGen Systems Inc. in Seattle, where he directed the efforts of the services team including training, software deployment, technical writing, and customer service.

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