Gannett Fleming, a global infrastructure and engineering firm, has hired Doug Willoughby, PEng, as vice president and transit & rail facilities director in Canada. He will leverage the success of Gannett Fleming’s work with Toronto-area transit agencies and grow the Canadian transit & rail facilities and highway teams.
“Doug will fill a key leadership role in the expansion of our services in Toronto and across Canada,” said Scott Sibley, PE, Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Global Business Line director for Canadian operations. “His experience and network will support our leadership of transit & rail facilities, roadway, bridge, environmental, and construction services projects with new and existing clients.”
Willoughby managed a Canada-wide transportation business and delivered program management, planning, design, and construction services for transit, highway, and bridge projects for a broad range of public and private sector clients. As a senior program manager, Willoughby led successful delivery of design services for the Metrolinx Regional Express Rail infrastructure improvements on the Stouffville Corridor. He also served as project manager for planning, design, and construction of the $150 million Automated People Mover (APM) at Pearson International Airport in Toronto. The APM is a dual-elevated guideway that provides connections between three stations at the airport and can accommodate up to 2,150 passengers per hour in each direction.
“Canada’s most populous geography, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), has undergone rapid growth, but for decades has shorted investments in public transit and transportation infrastructure, resulting in billions of annual congestion costs to GTHA residents,” said Willoughby. “I look forward to working with Gannett Fleming to address this and provide a benefit to the local economy that will create jobs and enhance the quality of life.”
Willoughby earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in civil engineering from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada. He is active in the transportation community as a member of the board of directors for the WTS Canadian Education Foundation and is a current member of the Toronto Railway Club.