Boston-based Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. has acquired Eng-Wong, Taub & Associates, a New York City and Newark, N.J.-based transportation planning, traffic engineering, and research firm, for an undisclosed sum. The merger, effective September 1, is the eighth since 2005 for VHB, a planning, design, transportation, land development and environmental firm.
The deal aims to promote VHB’s growth in New York and Jersey, says Bob Brustlin, VHB president and CEO. “We have enjoyed a working relationship with Eng-Wong, Taub for many years,” Brustlin says. “By merging our operations and New York/New Jersey area staff, our clients will benefit from deeper and consistent talent in addition to more service offerings.”
VHB will retain all 40 of Eng-Won, Taub’s employees, who will continue to work from its Two Penn Plaza office in New York City and One Gateway Center in Newark. VHB and VHB Engineering, Surveying and Landscape Architecture has 100 employees at offices in New Jersey at Edison and in New York at Albany, Hauppauge, NYC, and White Plains.
Eng-Wong, Taub has worked on some of the NYC region’s major projects including Yankee Stadium, the World Trade Center redevelopment, the Second Avenue Subway, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Newark Light Rail, NYC Bus Rapid Transit and East Side Access.
VHB and its New York affiliate VHB Engineering, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, P.C., established in 1999, have also provided services at some high-profile projects in the region. These include the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey On-Call Consulting for Airport, Environmental and Financial Services; NYS Dept. of Transportation Construction Inspection Services; Ronkonkoma Hub Transit Oriented Planning Study; PepsiCo World Headquarters Planning and Permitting; as well as Princeton University Arts & Transit Neighborhood Engineering.