September 7, 2016 — Lombard, IL
Adelee Le Grand joins Transdev to Lead Service Design Strategy
Transdev North America proudly announces that Adelee Le Grand, AICP, has joined the company as Vice President of Transit Planning and Chief Strategy Officer to enhance service design and long-term transit planning initiatives.
Le Grand is responsible for developing service design improvements and innovations in Transdev’s contracts, as well as longer-term transit master plans. As part of Transdev’s Public-Private Operating Partnership agreement with the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority , she will be the project leader on an 18- to 24-month project to build 5-, 10- and 20-year Strategic Transit Plans. The plans will be based on the City’s Master Plan and will include input from an extensive community outreach program to city and business leaders, passengers, community members, neighborhood associations, universities, regional planning experts and more.
“Adelee will lead the team that will support the RTA Board of Commissioners in building the City’s longer term Strategic Transit Plan,” said Dick Alexander, Executive Vice President of Business Development. “Her knowledge of transit systems and her experience orchestrating successful long term planning efforts will help the city achieve its goal of continuing to improve integrated mobility, livability and economic growth,” said Dick Alexander, Executive Vice President of Business Development.”
Before joining Transdev, Le Grand served as a Vice President with AECOM Strategic Planning and Advisory Group, North America. Starting in 2008, she served as Transportation Market Segment Leader for Transportation Planning in the Southeast region. In that role, she was responsible for the profit and loss for the region as well as developing the strategic vision for the practice.
Recently, Le Grand led the team supporting a partnership of MARTA, the City of Atlanta, and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District that won the largest TIGER II (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant ever awarded— $47 million. She has more than 20 years of experience with a decade of experience leading transit studies, working with the Georgia Department of Transportation and transit agencies throughout Georgia.
Le Grand holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering and a Master of Science degree in transportation studies from Morgan State University. She is registered with the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Transdev North America is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.