Regional Service Leader - Planning & Project Development
Joanne Haracz has more than 35 years of experience in transportation and environmental planning, impact assessment, and permitting. As a Senior Project Manager, she has substantial experience managing large multi-discipline projects, such as Corridor Studies and Environmental Impact Studies for various transportation modes, including highway, transit, rail and aviation projects. She has been involved in all stages of project development including feasibility studies, alternatives analysis, environmental analysis, permitting, design, and construction. Ms. Haracz is experienced in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5309 New Starts Alternatives Analysis and Federal (NEPA) and state (MEPA) environmental impact review procedures. Ms. Haracz is also experienced in wetland delineation methodologies and regulatory procedures, and has successfully obtained permits for a number of public infrastructure projects and commercial developments. She has participated in a number of commuter rail /intermodal facility projects, including the development of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) plans for the station areas. In addition, Ms. Haracz has experience in public participation, and has served as liaison to the community and public agencies on many projects.