Peter Espy serves as director of Rail.
Espy is a seasoned transportation professional with more than 40 years of experience in transit and rail passenger/freight, planning, maintenance and operations.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bucknell University in 1973, he entered the Management Trainee Program at Amtrak and began his career as a field representative in 1974. While at Amtrak, Espy held various management positions leading numerous technical and economic studies, ultimately serving as superintendent of Crew Management Services, responsible for the day-to-day staffing of all Amtrak trains in the Northeast Corridor.
In 1988, he joined LTK Engineering Services, serving as manager for multiple railroad and urban transport operations/engineering projects, including the Amtrak Acela high-speed trainset program. In 1997, he served as general manager and chief executive officer for a privatized 1,000-mile freight railroad in northern Chile. In 2004, he served as general manager of PeruRail, a 600-mile freight and passenger railroad in southern Peru. While at PeruRail, he was responsible for all operations and service areas of the railroad, including government and community relations.
In 2008, he joined TranSystems Corporation as vice president responsible for overseeing transit and passenger rail business developments along the West Coast. After independent consulting work for a variety of clients, including the World Bank, in 2012, he moved to Santiago, Chile, working on business developments and projects for WorleyParsons in the transit and rail sector. Work with WorleyParsons included participation in an intermodal maritime-railroad study for the port operator in San Antonio, Chile. Most recently, he served as principal consultant for SNC-Lavalin (formerly Interfleet North America), participating in a USTDA-financed study of the locomotive fleet in Mexico.
Espy is fluent in Spanish.