John Hapkiewicz Joins VHB as Director of Transportation, Connecticut

Wethersfield, CT

July 10, 2024

Headshot of John Hapkiewicz in an office wearing business attire.

VHB is pleased to welcome John Hapkiewicz, PE, as Director of Transportation - Connecticut. John brings nearly 30 years of experience managing and overseeing high-profile transportation projects, making him a valuable asset to our team. In this role, John will lead a dedicated team focusing on transportation agencies, including transit and rail, structures, highway, and traffic. His appointment marks a significant step towards strengthening our relationships with the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) and enhancing our visibility as a full-service engineering firm throughout the state.

John's extensive background includes managing complex transportation projects throughout New England, including prior Connecticut-based projects such as:

  • Track Improvement Mobility Enhancement (TIME) Project No. 1, part of the governor’s initiative to increase the current Maximum Authorized Speed (MAS) from 70 mph to 90 mph through a three-mile section of track from Bridgeport to Stratford, CT
  • Replacement of the Metro-North Railroad Devon Bridge, a movable bridge that crosses the Housatonic River between Milford and Stratford, CT
  • Engineering Services for Reconstruction of I-84/Route 8 Interchange in Waterbury, CT

In his new role, John will build and oversee a team dedicated to sustaining and growing VHB’s presence in the Connecticut transportation sector. He will be pivotal in showcasing VHB’s design-build experience, safety focus, and track record in advancing net-zero mobility programs and efforts to decarbonize transportation. Under John’s leadership, VHB will be at the forefront of aiding Connecticut in achieving its strategic transportation goals.

Robin Bousa, VHB Connecticut Managing Director, expressed great confidence in John’s ability to enhance operations, saying: "John's vast experience and exemplary leadership skills will not only strengthen our client relationships but also significantly enhance our project delivery capabilities. His experience dovetails perfectly with our mission of driving impactful change through high-profile projects. We are excited to see the positive influence he will bring to our team and our clients."

John holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, and Texas.

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