Jannet Walker-Ford is a nationally recognized transportation industry executive with WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy. A tireless advocate for equity in transportation and the power of public transit to transform communities, Walker-Ford has more than two decades of diverse expertise including management consulting, technology, mobility, and transportation systems. With a focus on equity, sustainability and community building she has served in executive leadership and strategic advisor roles on ground-breaking programs and projects for large transit and transportation agencies across the U.S. She regularly draws on her two decades of experience for national consultancy firms and as the Deputy General Manager/Deputy CEO and CIO at the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.

In her role with WSP, she serves as the senior vice president & national transit and rail business leader, responsible for leading and growing the firm’s business in national transit and rail markets including the national practices for freight delivery, passenger rail, systems, technical project delivery, bus rapid transit and zero emissions. At every opportunity, Jannet leads with gratitude – continually recognizing her team, clients and industry partners for their contributions and accomplishments.

Recognized by Railway Age as a 2023 Woman-in-Rail, she serves on multiple international and national boards including the current Chair of WTS International, the APTA Executive Committee, ENO Transportation, Jacksonville Board of Trustees and the NFI Corporate Board. She has received numerous awards recognizing her success and advocacy including the 2022 American Public Transportation Association’s Business Member of the Year; 2021 WTS Northeast Florida Woman of the Year, 2019 Women of Color STEM Technology All-Star Award; and a 2019 Conference of Minority Transportation Officials’ Women Who Move the Nation honoree.

Eno Transportation Weekly Articles

Letter from the Editor: Jannet Walker Ford

It is an honor and a pleasure to serve as the “Women Take Over” Eno Transportation Weekly guest editor for the second year. The 2024 edition curates an amazing group of writers and thought leaders...

Letter from the Guest Editor, Jannet Walker Ford

Dear Eno Transportation Weekly Readers, It is an honor and a pleasure to be the guest editor for the 2023 “Women Take Over” edition of Eno Transportation Weekly.  This week’s ETW was written completely by...