Quandel Consultants, a national rail and transit firm, has opened its office in Washington, D.C. which will be led by transportation executive Sandy Bushue, the former Acting and Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.
Bushue comes with 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship business development and government affairs. She previously served as Deputy Director of the Congressional National Commission on Intermodal Transportation.
Quandel, which specializes in passenger and freight rail networks, will benefit from Bushue’s experience as she works to develop business nationally for the firm and also assist the company with strategic management initiatives.
“Quandel Consultants is excited to welcome Sandy Bushue to our management team, to help the firm pursue projects in the areas of rail-transit planning and engineering. Bushue’s outstanding reputation and vast network will be a tremendous asset to Quandel’s business development pursuits,” said Charlie Quandel, CEO of the Quandel Consultants.
For four decades, Quandel Consultants has provided services like program management, engineering, planning, operations analysis and construction management for railroad and rail transit industry. Departments of Transportation in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Florida have earlier worked with the firm.
Bushue also helped in growth of business for large multi-national companies. She successfully led a team in delivering the largest Siemens contract ever at $1.5 billion with U.S. Transportation Security Administration.
Bushue said Quandel Consultants is a highly talented and skilled rail-transit engineering firm. “With transportation becoming more of a national focus, the timing to open a Washington, D.C. office is perfect.
Additionally, with the recent announcement of the selection of Northern Virginia for Amazon’s second headquarters (HQ2), the Capitol region’s transportation needs for expansion and improvement will be significant, and Quandel’s expertise and experience will be needed,” said Bushue.
“I am honored to be a part of the Quandel team.”