NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard M. Amodei, STV senior vice president, has been named the head of the firm's Transportation & Infrastructure Division's Northeast region, which includes offices in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Canada. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130320/NY80545 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120131/NY44947LOGO-b ) Noted William F. Matts, P.E., executive vice president, and chief operating officer of STV's Transportation & Infrastructure Division, "Rich is the perfect person to take on this responsibility. He combines the right mixture of intense client focus and approachable manner that is needed to run a practice of this size." Amodei joined the firm in 1999 and has been instrumental in growing STV's role in the public transportation markets as director of business development for North America. The Northeast region provides multidisciplinary services including planning, civil/bridge design, rail system design, resident engineering and inspection and construction/project management for an array of public and private clients. The Northeast region is responsible for many of the firm's largest and most complex assignments such as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation and the new Fore River Bridge, in Boston; Amtrak's Hudson Yards Gateway project and the Long Island Rail Road's East Side Access in New York City. With more than 25 years of professional experience, Amodei has been responsible for the pursuit and performance of several major projects including the Delaware River Port Authority's $1.5 billion Glassboro to Camden Light Rail Line and Riverside County Transportation Commission's $248 millionPerris Valley Line. Amodei is also responsible for STV's entrance into the Canadian marketplace with projects that include the preliminary engineering and project management of the $2.1 billion Ottawa Confederation Line, project management for the Toronto Transit Commission's multi-billion dollar light rail expansion, and the new $200 million Eglinton Vehicle Maintenance Facility for Metrolinx. Amodei received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University. He serves as a board member for the American Public Transportation Association, ENO Center for Transportation, Pentrans, and the Southern New Jersey Development Council, and is a member of the New Jersey Alliance for Action. STV is a 100-year-old firm that is a leader in providing construction management, engineering, architectural, planning and environmental services for transportation systems, infrastructure, buildings, energy and other facilities. The firm is ranked 32 nd in Engineering News-Record's Top 500 Design Firms survey and 9 th in the Transportation category. STV is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, visit our website at www.stvinc.com or follow @STVGroup on Twitter.