About Stephen Gazillo

Stephen A. Gazillo, AICP, is a certified planner with the American Planning Association (APA). His expertise encompasses a broad range of public transportation planning initiatives across multiple modes, including bus, rail, light rail, streetcar, bike, and pedestrian.

Stephen also has a strong focus on public involvement and engaging the public in transportation decision making. Additionally, he is interested in re-establishing or introducing public transit in older urban environments, as well as newer suburban communities.

Since 2015, Stephen has served as Market Sector Lead, Transportation Planning for AECOM Technical Services' New England region. He joined AECOM from URS Corporation, where he held a similar position. From 1989-2008, Stephen held a number of increasingly responsible positions with the international engineering and construction firm Morrison Knudsen, later re-named Washington Group International. During his tenure there, he served as Manager, Director and Vice President of Business Development for Northeast operations, covering New York, New Jersey and New England and was responsible for capturing more than $100 million in transportation sales. Prior to his time there, he worked for two transit operating agencies: New Jersey Transit and Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, where he was actively engaged in rail and bus operations.

Stephen has prepared numerous papers, presentations and seminars on a variety of planning subjects, including: the introduction of New Mobility Hubs, streetcar planning and implementation; public involvement techniques; and crisis management. Most recently, he co-authored the State of the Practice in Public Involvement in Transportation, published by the National Academies Transportation Research Board (TRB).

Stephen holds an MBA from Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, a Masters in Geography and Planning from Laval University in Quebec, Canada, and a BA in Geography from Clark University.