Geoff Slater
Ideas from Geoff Slater

Geoff Slater

Senior Principal
Geoff believes that great cities need great transit systems.

Geoff has spent nearly his entire career making transit better, both nationally and internationally. He has led many of the firm’s most transformative and successful transit projects, most recently specializing in ambitious transit master plans for Las Vegas, the State of Rhode Island, Nashville, and Fort Worth. Geoff also has extensive BRT experience, including the development of Boston’s Washington Street Silver Line, one of the nation’s first arterial BRT lines, as well as projects more recently in Memphis and San Antonio. In Phoenix and Las Vegas, he has produced high-capacity transit plans focusing on light rail, BRT, and rapid bus development. Internationally, Geoff led the redesign of commuter rail service throughout post-apartheid South Africa. Prior to joining Nelson\Nygaard, Geoff served as Director of Planning for the MBTA, the fifth largest transit agency in the United States, where he was responsible for all MBTA planning activities, including strategic planning, service planning, operations planning, and scheduling. Geoff’s work focuses on improvements that make it easier and more convenient to travel by transit—to access opportunities and services and to participate in all of life’s activities.


B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Lowell