PASADENA, CA – Parsons is pleased to announce that Ralph Ehlers has joined the corporation as Vice President of Rail and Transit, Canada. In this role, Mr. Ehlers will focus on implementing new rail lines, expanding existing systems, and providing project management services for all elements of mass transit, including mainline railways, commuter rail, high-speed rail, bus rapid transit (BRT), and urban transit.

Ralph Ehlers
Ralph Ehlers

“Ralph’s global experience contributes to his innovative ideas, and we are proud to have him on our team,” said Michael Johnson, Parsons Group President. With more than 26 years of global transit and roadway design experience, Mr. Ehlers has led extensive programs using alternative project delivery methods, including public-private partnerships. He is a leader in the transportation industry and continuously works with clients to deliver challenging projects such as the East Rail Maintenance Facility and the VivaNext BRT Program with Metrolinx. Mr. Ehlers also has extensive experience in the Middle East, specifically in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where he led a transportation practice.

Mr. Ehlers holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. He is also an active member of the Transportation Association of Canada’s Road Safety Standing Committee and Climate Change Task Force. He is based in Parsons’ Markham, Ontario, office.