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Choir Member of Trinity Episcopal Church Boston
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John Orrison

Railway Transportation Consultant
Dorchester
Summary

With over 43 years working experience within American and International Railway Systems, John brings comprehensive capability to assist the Biden-Harris Transition Team for the new Democratic administration. John is eager to service in a political position with a desire to be place in an executive senior position within the Department of Transportation. John will bring comprehensive experiential knowledge of American passenger train operations, commuter rail operations and freight railway companies. John also has assisted international railway operators in Africa, Eastern Europe, South and Central America.

Overview
7
7
years of post-secondary education
10
10
years of professional experience
Work History

Consultant

John W. Orrison Consulting, LLC
2020-03 - Current

John is providing professional consulting service for the development of new railway systems in Dominican Republic, Liberia and Guinea. The Dominican Republic railway will be the first built in country for the movement of port shipping containers and passengers. The west Africa project will transport one of the largest mineral deposits in the world.

Senior Rail Advisor

HNTB
2017-02 - Current

John is the Rail Operations Modeling Planning Leader for HNTB Engineering Design Services Firm. John is currently directing the operations planning for over $1B capacity expansion for the MBTA Commuter Rail, leader for TXDOT Houston Freight Mobility Study and California Capital Corridor Service Planning.

Rail Infrastructure Advisor

US Treasury Office Of Technical Assistance
2015-11 - Current

John is currently providing assistance to the Ukrainian National Railway to modernize its legal, regulatory and operating structures. Working through the US Embassy in Ukraine, John was instrumental in bringing over a billion USD of American made locomotives and rail cars to Ukraine. John has also provided assistance to Argentina and Brazil

Education

Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering

Auburn University
1975-09 - 1980-06

MBA Railroad And Railway Transportation

Harvard University
1983-09 - 1985-06

White House Fellow Office of The President And Vice President

The White House
1989-09 - 1989-09
Skills

Strategic Planning

Network Development / Operations

Communication Coordinator

Rail Operations Planning

Passenger Train Operations

Accomplishments

1997 US Surface Transportation Board Finance Docket No. 333888 "Railroad Control Application Volume 3A of 8 - CSX Operating Plan, Labor Impact Exhibit, Density Charts and Supporting Statements June 1997".

US Trade & Development Agency - Publication of 10 Reports assessing the rehabilitation of the existing Dar Es Salaam to Isaka railway and to construct new line to Burundi and Rwanda.

Choir Member of Trinity Episcopal Church Boston

Baritone Singer and Mentor to young choristers within my section. Resident Choir for the Cathedrals of Canterbury, Wells, Salisbury and West Minister Abby.

Timeline

Consultant

John W. Orrison Consulting, LLC
2020-03 - Current

Senior Rail Advisor

HNTB
2017-02 - Current

Rail Infrastructure Advisor

US Treasury Office Of Technical Assistance
2015-11 - Current

White House Fellow Office of The President And Vice President

The White House
1989-09 - 1989-09

MBA Railroad And Railway Transportation

Harvard University
1983-09 - 1985-06

Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering

Auburn University
1975-09 - 1980-06