Kansas City, Mo. — TranSystems Corporation, a national consulting firm that provides engineering, architectural and planning solutions to the transportation marketplace, acquired Athalye Consulting Engineering Services, Inc. (ACES), a Southern California consulting firm specializing in transportation construction engineering and design services.

Established in 1991 as an engineering design firm, ACES has since grown to provide engineering design, comprehensive construction inspection and project management services for various highway-related construction programs that are key to the region’s transportation infrastructure.

“Athalye’s strong expertise in highway and bridge design, construction management and inspection, along with their foothold in Southern California complements TranSystems’ transportation focus,” said TranSystems CEO Richard Morsches. “This is a great arrangement for both firms and our clients will reap the benefits of our expanded service offerings.”

The addition of this firm leverages TranSystems’ strong design and construction engineering offerings. TranSystems has excelled in the planning, design and management of some of the largest transportation projects in the nation, including Hartford’s I-84 Viaduct Replacement plan, Chicago’s Wacker Drive and Congress Parkway Interchange Reconstruction, and the Port of Los Angeles Intermodal Container Facility.

“Athalye is pleased to announce its merger with TranSystems, an Engineering News-Record top-ranked national transportation and transit engineering specialty firm,” said Ashok Athalye, ACES CEO and President. “Our outstanding record in construction and engineering design services in California will be further enhanced by TranSystems' significant national presence, depth and expertise in transit, bridges and highway design services. TranSystems and ACES’ ‘client first’ mentality and emphasis on improving quality will result in overall client satisfaction.”