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TranSystems, Pechan Join Forces

KANSAS CITY, MO – On Wednesday, December 15, 2010, TranSystems of Kansas City, Mo., acquired E.H. Pechan & Associates, Inc., which includes offices in Springfield, Va., and Durham, N.C.

Bringing expertise in air pollution, climate change, information technology, and management consulting services to TranSystems’ management and consulting line of business, Pechan provides a full range of environmental engineering services and support with a focus on serving the realm of clients in the federal market, states and local government, regional planning organizations, and various climate and research organizations.

“Pechan brings an air quality/greenhouse gas emission consulting practice to TranSystems that we believe will become a significant differentiator to the marketplace,” said Paul Malir, President of TranSystems. “The acquisition of Pechan allows TranSystems to develop a leadership position in delivering quality consulting services in the air arena with our transportation clients. We see the day coming in the not too distant future, where we will be required to assess the air quality impact of each and every project we touch. Pechan allows us to do that.”

Since its founding in 1981, Pechan has been recognized for its knowledge of air pollution and green house gas technical and policy issues, and its experience in complex economic and policy models, mitigation support, and cost evaluations. Pechan performs its services in locations across the nation and beyond, making the services transferable to any of TranSystems’ 43 locations serving the public and private sectors.
“We see a strong demand, especially from our private sector clients, to assess their current impact on the environment and assist them in crafting strategies to reduce their impact over time,” said Malir.

Jim Wilson, Client Manager (Vice President), principal of Pechan, said “Joining forces with TranSystems will allow Pechan to dramatically expand the client base to which it can offer air pollution and climate change technical services. We believe that TranSystems will be able to provide rapid access to resources that allow us to continue to focus on our core business while being able to offer our key services to a new set of clients. This acquisition also allows us to combine our talents to perform advanced modeling of transportation system improvements across pollutants and media.”

TranSystems’ Federal Government practice brings solutions to the country’s military organizations, federal departments, and other federal agencies such as GSA and the U.S. Postal Service in the areas of infrastructure and facility design, design/build, and construction management. The practice incorporates not only the fundamental planning, engineering and architectural disciplines, but includes services in the consulting management arena such as innovative financing; design visualization; demand forecasting; and land use, environmental, and security planning. It is also recognized for its established national reputation in bridge design, inspection, and repair.

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