Rail Transit Sessions Speaker:
Ravi Amin, P.E.
Assistant Chief Engineer
Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA)
Biography: Mr. Amin currently serves as an Assistant Chief Engineer (Acting) at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and leads the track engineering department. His general responsibilities include offering engineering support for track maintenance initiatives. He also leads the development of a comprehensive decision support software tool for railway assets named Optram, used to trend maintenance need and facilitate engineering analysis. He joined WMATA in June 2013 as a Track Maintenance Engineer, to manage WMATA's rail grinding program in an effort to reduce rail wear and attrition.
Mr. Amin joined WMATA after spending 8 years with an internationally recognized engineering consultancy, conducting conceptual and preliminary design for proposed streetcar, LRT, and subway projects for transit agencies and cities on the east coast. He also conducted track work and alignment design for the Maryland Transit Administration and WMATA. Mr. Amin earned a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2002, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus in transportation, from the University of Maryland in College Park in 2006. He is a licensed Professional Engineer.