Jewels Carter, AIA is licensed architect and WSP’s Fleet and Facilities Division manager for transit bus and public works facilities as well as the firm’s Technical Principal for battery electric bus (BEB) maintenance facility design. Jewels has performed numerous BEB projects including:
- Existing Facility Modifications to Accommodate BEB’s
- BEB Feasibility Studies
- BEB master plans
- Detail design, permitting and construction of BEB en-route and depot charging facilities for multiple fleet agencies including:
Los Angeles METRO, San Francisco MTA, TransLink Vancouver BC, Indianapolis IndyGo, AC Transit Oakland, Dallas DART, Seattle Sound Transit, Spokane Transit, Rochester Minnesota RPT, Albuquerque ABQRIDE, Winnipeg Transit, WMATA Washington DC, and MBTA and MassDOT / MBTA in Boston among others. Beyond just ZEBs, Jewels has extensive experience designing new and modifying existing transit bus facilities for fleet growth, equipment replacement (lifts, wash, body shop, etc…) to accommodate new vehicles and fuel types (BRT, 60-foot articulated, CNG and lighter than air fueling) and site and bus yard operational vehicle flow enhancements.
Jewels has been practicing architecture for 30 years and has Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Houston.