Former IndyGo president joins as nationwide enterprise apply chief, boosting agency’s advanced transit program choices.
Inez Evans has joined WSP…
“Inez is a acknowledged trailblazer in public transit,” mentioned Jannet Walker-Ford, WSP senior vp and Transit and Rail nationwide market chief. “Her many years of expertise as a transit govt—and particularly because the quick previous chief of IndyGo the place she was instrumental within the supply of modern bus speedy transit (BRT) tasks and an early adopter of zero emissions insurance policies—contributes to her deep understanding of public transit objectives, aspirations and challenges that offers WSP the power to supply added strategic and sensible options to transit shoppers not discovered wherever else.”
Evans is answerable for main the nationwide bus apply for Transit and Rail and is answerable for creating methods related to WSP’s thought management and rising applied sciences resembling zero emission, autonomous automobiles and bus speedy transit traits. She additionally manages nationwide assets round modern approaches for the design and supply of tasks for these applied sciences, in addition to amenities and procurements, working with transit professionals who serve the agency’s transportation shoppers throughout the U.S.
Most not too long ago, Evans was the primary Black feminine president and CEO of IndyGo, the biggest transit company in Indiana, the place she was a champion for bus speedy transit and nil emission buses. There she ushered in IndyGo’s first all-electric bus line. Previous to IndyGo, she held impactful positions with Valley Transportation Authority in Santa Clara, California; Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority in Cincinnati; Metropolitan Atlanta Speedy Transit Authority; and Capital Metro Transportation Authority (CapMetro) in Austin, Texas.
Evans serves as an American Public Transit Basis board member and on a number of American Public Transportation Affiliation (APTA) committees, together with Management APTA, a program that prepares transit professionals who aspire to attain management roles of their organizations, and is a previous APTA board member. Evans, who serves on the WTS Worldwide Board of Administrators, was acknowledged in 2021 because the WTS Indianapolis Girl of the 12 months and in 2022 because the Worldwide Girl of the 12 months for her efforts as a champion of transportation fairness. In 2023 the Convention of Minority Transportation Officers honored Evans with a Shirley DeLibero Girls Who Strikes the Nation Award.
Evans is a graduate of the College of Phoenix with a bachelor’s diploma in enterprise administration and administration. She has a grasp’s diploma in enterprise administration from Western Worldwide College.
WSP is presently main important transit tasks within the U.S., together with CapMetro’s group to revolutionize bus yard automation and up to date completion of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Company’s award-winning Central Subway undertaking.