Wight & Company adds transportation industry professional to its team

Wight & Company has hired James Czarnecky as its vice president and director of Transportation Planning.

He will lead Wight & Company’s Transportation Planning Division and Transit and Rail Practice in Chicago. He has 25 years of transportation planning and engineering expertise, including extensive project management experience as a specialist in the development and delivery of practical multimodal solutions.

Czarnecky began his career with a focus on civil and highway engineering projects. While earning his Master’s degree in planning, he shifted his career to transit planning. Prior to joining the team at Wight & Company, he served as Deputy Program Manager – Planning for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) while with the program management oversight team.

He nationally certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He is a member of the American Planning Association (APA), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), where he serves on the Policy and Planning Committee and on the Major Capital Investment Planning Subcommittee.

Czarnecky earned his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Columbus College of Art and Design and his Master’s degree in Community Planning with a specialization in Transportation Planning from the University of Cincinnati.