Paul Worley has joined Mott MacDonald as a Vice President for its Rail and Transit Practice, based in the company's Raleigh, North Carolina office.
Worley was instrumental in program development and fund coordination for the $554 million Piedmont Improvement Program. He brought the Carolina Connector Intermodal Terminal to North Carolina, a $270 million public-private partnership to establish a major rail intermodal facility and undertake related track improvements in the east of the state.
In addition to his expertise in freight and passenger rail, Worley was an early leader in developing the sealed corridor concept, now a nationally recognized safety practice in the development of higher-speed, higher-traffic rail corridors. He has testified before Congressional committees and given numerous presentations nationwide on the development and delivery of rail projects and crossing safety programs.
Paul Worley was a charter member of the Federal Railroad Safety Advisory Committee from 1997 until his retirement from NCDOT in 2017. He has been the chairman of the States for Passenger Rail Coalition and was vice chair of the AASHTO Standing Committee on Rail Transportation, where he served on Executive Committee and chaired the Safety Committee. He continues to be a member of the Railroad & Light Rail Transit Technical Committee of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.