Our People

With 25 years of industry experience, TRA offers unparalleled expertise and a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges faced by our clients. You can count on our dynamic consulting team to provide the technical expertise and logistical capacity to provide practical, customized solutions.

KENNETH A. KORACH
President and CEO
Kenneth Korach has been responsible for the company’s strategy, direction and overall service offering since TRA's inception. He has over 40 years’ experience in transport management, safety and performance assessments, and regulatory analysis.
DANIELA AMORES
Director, Systems Engineering
Daniela Amores is a Systems Engineer with extensive background in both the public and private transit and rail sectors. She specializes in rail systems integration, construction and wayside installation on major projects nationwide.
DAVID F. BARBER
Vice President
David Barber is a licensed engineer with over 40 years of experience with railroad and rail transit transportation projects and programs. He performs assessments of safety programs, and reviews for new systems and inspection and maintenance programs.
JULIE BENDER
Business Development Manager
Julie Bender manages TRA’s business development efforts, including proposals for work and strategic planning activities. She has experience at TRA in business process analysis, rail and bus transit safety, and organizational management analysis.
ZACHARY BILLET
Project Analyst
Zach Billet helps to implement and improve system safety plans and procedures for transit agencies and state governments. He supports projects in the areas of rail transit safety and security, rail maintenance and operations, and rule compliance.
MICHAEL R. BLAUVELT
Senior Project Analyst
Michael Blauvelt helps implement and improve system safety plans and policies for transit agencies and state governments. He supports programs in rail transit safety, state safety oversight, rail maintenance and operations, and rule compliance.
MIKE CATSOS
Senior Project Analyst
Mike Catsos supports a range of ongoing transit safety projects at TRA, including state safety oversight, policy development, operations and maintenance reviews, emergency management, and corrective action plan monitoring.
MICHAEL J. CROWTHER
Senior Director
Michael Crowther manages TRA’s security and emergency preparedness efforts for numerous clients at TRA. Michael joined TRA in 2011 after 26 years performing transit police services for the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) Police department.
ANTHONY FERRARO
Project Manager
Anthony Ferraro oversees TRA’s state safety oversight work for the Florida Department of Transportation, focusing on state safety oversight program administration, rules compliance, policy development, corrective action implementations, and audits.
STEPHEN H. FRAZIER
Director, Safety & Security
Stephen Frazier is TRA's Director of Safety and Security. He has expertise in bus and rail safety and security, state and federal regulation oversight, operational safety and security program management, and threat and vulnerability risk management.
DANIEL T. HAUBER
Vice President
Daniel Hauber specializes in transportation safety, security, operations, and maintenance consulting projects. He focuses on operating and maintenance procedures and planning, as well as business process and vehicle condition assessments.
KYLE HEARING
Project Analyst
Kyle Hearing supports state safety oversight activities at TRA, including system audits, field reviews, accident and incident analysis and monitoring, and policy development, in particular with the PennDOT Rail Transit Safety Review Program.
JAMES E. HILL
Chief of Police (retired)/Vice President
Chief James Hill is responsible for TRA's projects in the areas of security, emergency management, anti-terrorism, and threat vulnerability risk assessment. Jim joined TRA after completing a twenty-five year career in transportation law enforcement.
BIANCA JACKSON
Office Manager
Bianca Jackson has over 20 years of experience managing small and mid-size companies. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the office and administers a wide variety of projects for TRA, including payroll, expenses, and accounting.
ANGEL JACOME
Project Analyst
Angel Jacome helps develop and improve system safety plans and procedures for transit agencies and state governments. He supports projects in rail transit safety and security, state safety oversight, maintenance and operations, and rule compliance.
JENNIFER A. KANE
Project Manager
Jennifer Kane manages and provides technical support for numerous state safety oversight projects nationwide, bringing a wealth of experience in public administration. She supports projects in rail operations and maintenance and rules compliance.
ROBERT J. KOGAN
Vice President
Robert Kogan has extensive experience guiding clients through a variety of technical consulting projects in transit safety, security, operations, and maintenance. He leads and implements focused and effective safety and security program activities.
SAMUEL S. KORACH
Project Analyst
Samuel Korach provides safety and security oversight support to programs across the country. Sam has coordinated numerous on-site audits, working closely with clients to ensure focused and effective reviews that result in actionable findings.
CHRISTOPHER A. KOZUB
Senior Director
Christopher Kozub manages state safety oversight programs and serves as a subject matter expert on transportation operations, fire/life-safety, and security issues, with over 30 years of experience in safety, emergency response, and training.
ABIGAIL LOWE
Project Analyst
Abigail Lowe provides support to safety and security oversight programs for multiple transit agencies throughout the country. She performs operations and maintenance reviews, and previously conducted research on emergency management programs.
STEPHANIE MALIN
Project Analyst
Stephanie Malin provides extensive support to implement safety and security oversight programs for transit agencies and state governments, and conducts research on industry best practices related to operations and safety.
WILLIAM J. MATTHEWS
Senior Consultant
William Matthews provides expertise to state safety oversight programs and transit agencies, conducting reviews of transit operational and maintenance safety, safety and security certification assessments, and regulatory compliance audits.
GEORGE R. SABOL
Senior Director, Security and Emergency Preparedness
George Sabol focuses on security and emergency preparedness projects at TRA, including threat and vulnerability assessments, interoperable communications planning, and developing and executing drills and exercises in compliance with DHS standards.
JOSHU SHIH
Project Manager
Joshu Shih has expertise in transit operations, safety, and security, working with government and public transportation agencies on operations, rule compliance, and training; accident/incident investigation; and corrective action plan support.
AMELIJA SORG-TAYLOR
Project Analyst
Amelija Sorg-Taylor provides support to safety and security oversight programs for multiple transit agencies throughout the country. She conducts operations and maintenance reviews, as well as ongoing state safety oversight coordination activities.
CHRISTOPHER E. WALLGREN
Vice President
Christopher Wallgren is a transportation operations expert, leading multidisciplinary teams in conducting comprehensive reviews of operations, maintenance, safety, and security & emergency management, and developing management plans for these areas.
JOHN WEISGERBER, P.E.
Senior Director, Engineering
John Weisgerber is a licensed engineer with extensive experience in rail, including inspecting and testing transit infrastructure. He provides technical expertise for state safety oversight programs, including audits of vehicle maintenance programs.
JAMES S. YOUNG
Project Manager
James Young helps transit agencies and state governments implement and improve safety plans and procedures, rule compliance audits, and accident investigations. He manages the execution of safety reviews for new systems prior to and during operation.
STEVEN M. ZIKE
Project Manager
Steven Zike is a rail operations expert with experience in commuter rail, light rail and streetcar operations. He focuses on providing safety-related technical assistance to TRA's state safety oversight clients and transit agencies.