March 29, 2010
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DeVito Dies; Gannett Fleming Vice President
Bruce P. DeVito, 61, vice president, rail and transit systems, with Gannett Fleming in New York, died March 2 after a lengthy illness. He oversaw the firm’s efforts at several rail and transit agencies in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.
“Bruce distinguished himself throughout the engineering industry as a leader,” said James R. Laurita, vice president and regional/area manager. “He touched the lives of many in the transit industry throughout his illustrious 40-year career.”
Before joining Gannett Fleming, DeVito had a long career as chief engineer with MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), working on major projects including the award-winning Penn Station Renovation and the Holban Hillside Complex Construction Project. He also handled the majority of LIRR’s interface with agencies, local governments, and community groups in capital program matters. He joined the firm as regional director of transit/rail services after retiring from LIRR.
DeVito served Gannett Fleming as a senior project manager for such projects as MTA New York City Transit’s Grand Avenue Bus Depot and Central Maintenance Facility and MTA Metro-North Railroad Croton-Harmon Phase II Design-Build Project. He also worked in an advisory and consulting capacity for the New York City Economic Development Corporation on the Penn Station/Moynihan Feasibility Study and numerous other transit-related projects throughout the metropolitan region.
“With his warm and outgoing personality, he touched the lives of many people in the transit industry,” said Laurita. “His contributions to our firm and industry and his youthful spirit will be greatly missed.”