Rail Transit Sessions Speaker:
Principal Track Engineer
Manager of Vehicle Systems Engineering
Biography: Greg Shivy has been a Principal Track Engineer for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) District for 2 years. Greg is part of the BART Maintenance & Engineering (M&E) team of dedicated engineers responsible for supporting the maintenance group of Track and Structures by helping them find solutions to technical problems, procuring necessary materials and equipment for maintenance activities, maintaining the Track Safety & Maintenance Standards and keeping accurate historical records of work performed throughout the entire BART system.
Greg started his railroad career in Arizona in 1990 with Mountain States Contracting as an equipment operator and laborer on new freight construction projects throughout the western USA and continued his education by attending workshops at the University of Tennessee to become a qualified track inspector and timber bridge inspector in 1994 – 1995. Greg worked his way up the ladder to position of Roadmaster, on 2 shortline railroads and was a freight Conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad for 4 years. In 2009 he became a certified track inspector by the Federal Railroad Administration and worked for the California Public Utilities Commission throughout all of California inspecting freight and passenger track for compliance with 49 CFR part 213 and 214.
BART track has unique design and engineering challenges that present a whole new learning curve, which keeps the job interesting and allows Greg to continually learn and hone his craft.