David Wemmer, P.E., Joins LAN as California Rail and Transit Director

(LOS ANGELES – May 19, 2016) David Wemmer, P.E., joins planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as California rail and transit director. In this role, Wemmer will be responsible for expanding the firm’s rail and transit practice in California.

Wemmer has more than 36 years of experience in the railway industry. His expertise ranges from conceptual studies to detailed design, preparation of contract documents, environmental documents and construction services. He has managed a variety of multi-disciplined railway and municipal projects, including high speed, light, commuter and freight rail corridors and extensions, facility rehabilitation and capacity improvements, grade separations and crossings, stations, bridges, vehicle maintenance facilities, utilities and railroad company coordination.

Previously, he served as a principal project manager on large and complex transit projects for clients throughout the state, including the California High-Speed Rail Authority, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit, Sacramento Regional Transit District, Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, and the City and County of San Francisco. Some of the notable projects he has worked on include the California High Speed Rail Project: San Jose to Merced and Central Valley Wye Segments, BART’s eBart Project, Sacramento’s Downtown Natomas Airport Extension MOS-1 Extension, South Sacramento Corridor Phase 2 Extension, Caltrain NCTX Capital Improvement Program, and the San Francisco Transbay Terminal/Caltrain Downtown Extension project.

“The California rail and transit market continues to grow as an increasingly important transportation alternative,” said Sima Vajdani, P.E., LAN’s vice president, business group director – California. “David’s project leadership and proven management skills will help us in our mission to continue meeting those growing demands for our public and private clients.”

Wemmer graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a licensed professional engineer in California.

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