Karen Rae is a Senior Strategic Advisor at STV. In this role, she is responsible for providing strategic advice and support to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure field who are responsible for operating systems, managing assets and project delivery.
Karen is a recognized transportation expert with more than 35 years of experience. She has led public transit agencies in New York and Texas. She was instrumental in the advancement of major projects, including New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge; the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project in Washington D.C.; and the Keystone Corridor in Pennsylvania. She served as deputy administrator at the Federal Railroad Administration, where she played a key role in the development and implementation of the new national high-speed rail and rail safety programs. Before joining STV, Karen was with the New York State Empire Development Corporation, as a senior advisor for innovative project delivery.
Before joining STV, Karen was with the New York State Empire Development Corporation, as a senior advisor for innovative project delivery. There, she expanded on the state’s successful implementation of the design-build project delivery method for transportation and shared best practices across multiple state agencies. Prior to that, under Governor Andrew Cuomo, she oversaw budgets, policies and initiatives for the state’s Department of Transportation, Thruway/Canals Corporation, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Department of Motor Vehicles.