LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- STV has named Tyler Bonstead, P.E., AICP, as vice president. He currently serves as STV's West Coast deputy regional manager in the firm's Transportation & Infrastructure Division in Los Angeles and has been a leader for a number of critical planning and design projects in the state for more than a decade.
Since joining the firm in 2005, Bonstead's roles and responsibilities have been on the upward trajectory. He started out as a transportation planner before advancing to STV's planning practice lead on the West Coast, eventually becoming the head of the firm's national planning practice. Now, as West Coast deputy regional manager, he is responsible for transit, planning, operations, and business development for all of STV's transportation groups in California.
His career highlights include leading the interdisciplinary team for the Draft EIS/EIR for the proposed South Bay Green Line Extension for Los Angeles Metro, which aims to improve mobility along the I-405 corridor; as well as the planning and design of the Burbank-to-Anaheim section of the California High-Speed Rail system, which will be the first truly dedicated high-speed rail system in the United States. He has also served as a project manager and principal planner for two projects to improve transit and ground access at Los Angeles International Airport.
Bonstead is highly active with a number of design/construction industry organizations and advocacy groups. He recently served a three-year term on the board of directors for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) where he focused on a number of key emerging initiatives while also publishing papers on topics such as high-speed rail, railroad right-of-way challenges, and converting a freight rail corridor into a light rail line. Additionally, he is a member of the Railway Association of Southern California, Women's Transportation Seminar International and the American Planning Association.
Bonstead is certified through the American Institute of Certified Planners and earned his professional engineer's license in California in 2016. He received his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Columbia University in New York, and his Master of Science in civil engineering from the University of California, Irvine.
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