ERIE – Urban Engineers recently announced that William “Bill” Petit, PE, has been appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to sit on the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority Board. Petit previously had been a member of the advisory board for the Port Authority for several years.
“It is an honor to be appointed to this important board by the governor,” Petit said. “As someone who has been involved with the Port Authority for many years in different capacities, I look forward to continuing to support the organization’s mission in my new role.”
Petit’s affiliation with the Port Authority began during his prior position as district executive for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) in the northwest region. He currently serves as a vice president and office director for Urban’s Erie location. Petit is a graduate of Clarkson University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He continued his education while working for PennDOT, earning a master of business administration degree from Gannon University. He is a registered professional engineer in both Pennsylvania and New York.
The Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority was originally formed by the City of Erie as the Port Commission in 1956. Its goal is to work toward the growth of industrial and recreational opportunities along the Bayfront.
Urban provides planning, design, and construction services for highways, bridges, railroads, buildings, transit, airports, and ports, in addition to environmental consulting. An ISO 9001:2008-certified firm, Urban maintains 15 offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, California and Texas.