Brings nearly three decades of public transit and rail experience to leadership role with the firm.
PORTLAND, OREGON — Aurora Jackson is bringing nearly 30 years of public transit experience to her new role as the Northwest Pacific Transit and Rail market lead at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy.
In her new role with the firm, Jackson will be responsible for the management and growth of the rail and bus business in a region that covers projects in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho and Alaska. She will build relationships with existing and new transit and rail clients in the region, develop strategies to benefit those clients, and position the firm for growth and expansion through new transit and rail project opportunities.
“Aurora brings innovative and visionary leadership to our transit team in the Northwest Pacific region, and we are so grateful to have her join us here at WSP,” said Jannet Walker-Ford, national Transit and Rail market leader for WSP. “She also brings a culture of safety and security to her the systems she has managed, prioritizing the safety of employees and riders through the development and implementation of proven training programs and customer communications.”
Prior to joining WSP, Jackson served nearly six years in the public sector as the general manager of the Lane Transit District in Eugene, Oregon. In this role she managed the administration, operations and maintenance of a system that serves more than 10 million riders every year. Her previous experience includes seven years as the director of transportation for Montebello Bus Lines in Montebello, California; and multiple positions in transit operations over 13 years, including Los Angeles Metro.
Jackson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of La Verne. She is a board member on the Oregon Global Warming Commission, Oregon Transit Association, The Bus Coalition, American Public Transportation Fund, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Cornerstone Community Housing and the United Way of Lane County.