Lucas Brewer, PE, PMP, MBA, Project Manager at national architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann, an affiliate of Colliers Engineering & Design, has been elected to the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s (ASLRRA) Board of Directors representing Associate Business Members. The announcement was made at the organization’s 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition in St. Louis, Missouri the first week of May. Lucas will serve in a 2-year term on this national board, with appointment taking effect on January 1, 2023.
Lucas is a licensed civil engineer with Bergmann’s national rail practice. Over his 20+ year career in the industry he has served as a trusted consultant for rail and transit providers across the nation, with a special focus on short line regional railroads. His expertise includes railroad track and bridge improvement, rehabilitation, and reconstruction projects, along with grant applications and administration, a segment that has realized steady growth under Lucas’s leadership. Bergmann is one of a select group of firms identified as a Preferred Provider of grant application services by the ASLRRA.
“This appointment is a natural fit for Lucas and a win for all ASLRRA members and the industry as a whole,” stated Carmen Garozzo, National Rail Practice Leader. “His dedication to and advocacy for short line and regional railroads, which are so vital to our nation, is unmatched and he brings a natural leadership ability and passion that will make a lasting impact. On behalf of all of his colleagues, I share an enthusiastic ‘congratulations’ on his selection!”
Lucas has a long history of involvement with the ASLRRA, previously serving on the engineering committee and engaging in numerous speaking opportunities to support the education and advancement of railway professionals. Along with the ASLRRA, Lucas is involved in AREMA, SAME, AEA and PMI, and was recognized in 2019 as a “Fast Tracker” in Railway Age’s 10 under 40. In addition to his professional contributions, Lucas serves in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel – Battalion Commander.