Adelee Le Grand, AICP, recently started an exciting new chapter in her career joining Transdev North America as Vice President of Transit Planning and Chief Strategy Officer to enhance service design and long term transit planning initiatives.
Le Grand is responsible for developing service design improvements and innovations in Transdev’s contracts, as well as longer term transit master plans. As part of Transdev’s Public-Private Operating Partnership agreement with the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, she will be the project leader on an 18- to 24-month project to build 5-, 10- and 20-year Strategic Transit Plans. The plans will be based on the City’s Master Plan and will include input from an extensive community outreach program to city and business leaders, passengers, community members, neighborhood associations, universities, regional planning experts and more.
Her knowledge of transit systems and her experience orchestrating successful long term planning efforts will help New Orleans achieve its goal of continuing to improve integrated mobility, livability and economic growth.
Before joining Transdev, Le Grand served as a Vice President with AECOM Strategic Planning and Advisory Group, North America. Starting in 2008, she served as Transportation Market Segment Leader for Transportation Planning in the Southeast region. In that role, she was responsible for the profit and loss for the region as well as developing the strategic vision for the practice.
Recently, Le Grand led the team supporting a partnership of MARTA, the City of Atlanta, and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District that won the largest TIGER II (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant ever awarded— $47 million. She has more than 20 years of experience with a decade of experience leading transit studies, working with the Georgia Department of Transportation and transit agencies throughout Georgia.
Le Grand holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering and a Master of Science degree in transportation studies from Morgan State University. She is registered with the American Institute of Certified Planners.