Sam Schwartz Engineering,a transportation consulting firm based in New York City, aiming to expand operations in the Midwest, acquired Metro Transportation Group Inc., a Chicago-based traffic engineering, planning and design and signal systems company.
“Metro brings to Sam Schwartz Engineering a rich 30-year history of working on some of the most significant projects in Illinois and the region while significantly increasing our Midwest footprint,” said Rob Phillips, executive vice president and COO of Sam Schwartz Engineering.
Metro’s major projects include the development of a traffic management plan for Northwestern University, a metered parking survey for the city of Chicago and the transportation planning and design of Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears. The merger with Metro will allow Sam Schwartz Engineering to provide such additional services as signal coordination and timing.
Metro chairman, Dave Miller, and Sam Schwartz Engineering president and CEO, Samuel I. Schwartz, bring a combined 70 years of experience in both the public and private sectors of transportation.
The acquisition is expected to take about three months.
Miller will oversee the Chicago operations as vice president and general manager.