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Transportation and Infrastructure

Managing Director

Rail Passenger Carrier Organization

The Boulware Group’s transportation portfolio includes searches in airport management, passenger rail, mass transit and municipal regulatory agencies. Our industry-wide perspective on current challenges and future opportunities has taken shape from our work with transportation leaders over the past 12 years. Our expertise runs the gamut from regulatory matters and new technologies to public relations and strategic alliances. Our longstanding clients depend on our industry knowledge, our commitment to excellence and our record of placing executives who make the difference.

Boulware at Work

At Issue:  A major rail passenger carrier turned to The Boulware Group to recruit the Managing Director of a nine-state, $5 billion, high-speed rail initiative incorporating new technologies. This individual was to be responsible for developing consensus on carrier needs and system equipment designs among a diverse group of stakeholders, including federal, state and local officials. The position required expertise in consensus building at multiple levels, sensitivity to labor issues and a high level of integrity and credibility within the transportation industry.

At Stake:  The future of passenger rail in the Midwest

Our Response:

We provided strategic counsel in implementing large-scale change initiatives.
We contributed expertise in transportation issues affecting the nine-state service region at local, state and federal levels.
We developed and implemented a public/private sector search strategy that included air and road carriers as well as freight rail carriers, mass transit carriers, and light and passenger rail carriers.
We conducted a rigorous, position-specific selection process that separated true visionaries from knowledgeable functionaries.

The Result: The successful candidate is one of the more highly regarded executives in the industry. He engineered one of the most successful mergers in recent transportation history, among other achievements. Colleagues see him as a high-energy, collegial leader who engenders fierce loyalty. He is renowned for his ability to maintain employee morale in good economic times and bad. In his first year on the job, he built a framework and established the networks that are crucial to this bold and revolutionary plan.

Transportation Clients

  • Bombardier
  • City of Detroit
  • Cummins Engine Company
  • District of Columbia
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH)
  • City of Tallahassee
  • Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority

Public Sector Clients

  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • Cambridge Public Schools
  • Chicago Housing Authority
  • District of Columbia Housing Finance Authority
  • District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority
  • East Orange Housing Authority
  • San Antonio Housing Authority
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Prince George’s County