Michael Colella

Michael Colella

Michael has nearly 30 years’ experience in transport, focusing on commercial, economic and planning issues for clients around the world.

Michael joined Steer from Transport for London, where he held senior roles in Europe’s largest transport authority, including directing the development, management and delivery of Crossrail. In this role, he secured approval for the project requirements (including phasing) and programme delivery strategies, as well as changes to the rolling stock and depot procurement structure, which significantly reduced costs. Michael was also instrumental in negotiating the transfer and securing authorisation for the transformation of London’s Overground network.

Since joining Steer, Michael has led the feasibility of numerous projects, including for Boston MBTA, Caltrans, Toronto Metrolinx, WSDOT, Wales TfW and on a number of P3 projects. 

Articles and insights by this expert

22 May 2019

North American transportation infrastructure over two decades

Associate Director, Michael Colella, originally from New York, has returned home after spending 22 years in London. Given his experience working in both the UK and USA, we asked Michael about the differences between the two, and what challenges he sees for transportation in North America.

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24 May 2017

A tale of two plans, or mind the gap!

London has seen rapid change over the past 25 years, reversing decades of decline through a combination of globalisation and adopting ambitious strategies to help unlock growth, embrace diversity and nurture talent.

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