I have experience administering large-scale programs and projects, which have focused on safety, security, operations, maintenance, asset management, system expansion, startup, and customer experience. Engaging a workforce to pursue a shared vision has contributed to my success. I work well under pressure and consider intricacy within a job to be beneficial.
City and County of Honolulu:
The Honolulu Rail Transit Project is a new 20 mile/32 km driverless metro system from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center. The system is comprised of an elevated guideway, 21 stations with platform screen gates, a communications-based train control system, and a fleet of 20 four-car train sets.
The Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project is a proposed new 12 mile/19 km light rail line from downtown Portland through Tigard, terminating near Bridgeport Village in Tualatin (Draft EIS, 2018).
The Division Transit Project is a proposed 15 mile/24 km high capacity bus line from Downtown Portland to Gresham (DTP, 2018). The Electric Bus Project demonstrates five new battery-electric buses on Line 62 Murray Blvd in Beaverton (TriMet, 2018).
Saudi Railway Company:
The North-South Railway project included a higher-speed passenger rail service that operates over a 1,400-kilometer route in Saudi Arabia, which links Riyadh to Qurayyat near the Jordanian border. The route includes six passenger stations (e.g., Riyadh, Majma, Qassim, Hail, Al-Jouf, and Qurayyat). The infrastructure and technology included a European Rail Traffic Management System Level 2, Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway, and CAF push-pull train sets, which operated at speeds more than 200 km per hour. Patrick Preusser interview about passenger rail service on Think Tank (02:24-03:13).
The Expo Line Phase 2 project was a 6.6 mile/10 km extension from Culver City to Santa Monica (Metro, 2016).
The Gold Line Foothill Extension was a 12.3 mile/19 km extension from Pasadena to Azusa (Metro, 2016).
“Patrick is highly motivated and professional in project management especially launching of the passenger service on North-South project.
I learned a lot from working with him in business. The management style is one of the best to motivate and encourage people to get things done efficiently and effectively.”
Ziyad Al Battah, Passenger Operations SAR
“Mr. Preusser is a highly experienced rail operations senior manager with responsibility for complex technical, financial and operational performance of the Metro transit rail system. Mr. Preusser is an excellent problem solver, and works easily within a large organization to set and achieve goals. His management style is inclusive and collaborative with customers and stake holders, and he is a skilled manager capable of overseeing a diverse work force.”
Rick Meade, Senior Executive Officer LA Metro