T.Y. Lin International Hires Richard Perrin, AICP, as Director of Planning, East Region


T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) announces that Richard Perrin, AICP, executive director of the Genesee Transportation Council (GTC), has joined TYLI as Director of Planning for the firm’s operations across the eastern United States. Perrin will also serve as a senior project manager based in TYLI’s Rochester, New York, office.

Perrin, a seasoned professional, has served as GTC’s executive director for nearly 12 years. He has successfully led all activities related to federally-funded transportation policy, planning, and investment in New York’s nine-county Genesee-Finger Lakes Region, which has a population of nearly 1,250,000. Perrin is credited as the lead developer of the highly-regarded performance-based, data-driven capital programming process for prioritizing investment in the Region.

From TYLI’s Rochester office, Perrin will manage large-scale planning and transportation projects across the company while expanding the planning and transportation services currently offered. He will also lead the planning business development and marketing activities for TYLI’s East and South Regions. In his new role, Perrin reports to Robert Radley, P.E., TYLI Senior Vice President and East Region Director.

“In addition to helping us to grow our surface transportation and planning business in the Northeast, Rich will also enable T.Y. Lin International to expand our service offerings to include funding and outcome-based management of our clients' critical transportation infrastructure needs. His skill set and relationships will be instrumental in growing our planning and infrastructure work up and down the east coast,” said Radley. “We are very fortunate to have Rich join our firm, bringing with him the professionalism, enthusiasm, and high level of professional respect that he has developed over his long tenure in the Region.”

Well-regarded throughout the transportation and planning industry, Perrin has provided testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Highways and Transit Subcommittee and input to the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee on federal transportation policy and the need for additional investment in all forms of infrastructure. He is also a highly-coveted speaker at local, state, and federal conferences. Perrin most recently presented at the New York State County Superintendents Association’s Winter Conference and at the annual conference of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

Perrin earned a master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University at Buffalo and recently completed the Transportation Executive Program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Center for Excellence in Project Finance initiative. He currently serves as President of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Chairman of the New York State Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations. Perrin was named 2014 Professional Transportation Manager of the Year by the New York branch of the American Public Works Association.