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Transit and Rail Expert Thomas Jenkins Joins HNTB in Los Angeles

Parul Dubey on March 7, 2019 - in News, People
LOS ANGELES – Thomas Jenkins, PE, joined HNTB Corporation as a national transit/rail consultant. He is based in the firm’s Santa Ana, California, office, focusing on advancing growth of HNTB in the transit industry while providing strategic advice to the firm’s transit team and clients in Southern California and nationwide.

“Tom’s broad experience, diverse set of skills and reputation in the industry offers a unique perspective to our practice as we continue to grow as a trusted adviser and provider of innovative solutions to the nation’s largest transit authorities,” said Kimberly Slaughter, HNTB transit/rail market sector leader and senior vice president.  

Jenkins has more than five decades of extensive experience in highway and transit planning, engineering, financing and project management. He specializes in delivering complex, multimodal and multidisciplinary infrastructure projects.

Prior to joining HNTB, Jenkins was principal professional associate and project manager for another consulting firm where he served as project team leader on Public-Private Partnership Consulting Services for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Jenkins also served as project manager of the project management consultant team on the 11-mile Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project for the San Diego Association of Governments. 

Earlier in his career, he served as the first executive director of the Orange County Transportation Commission (now Orange County Transportation Authority). He also was the staff director of planning and engineering for the then newly formed Orange County Transit District.

Jenkins’ project experience in the Los Angeles area includes Purple Line (Westside) Subway Extension; Regional Connector Project; Crenshaw/LAX Project; Eastside LRT Phase I; Foothill LRT Extension; Foothill Transit formation; Metro Red Line; Metro Blue Line; Metro Green Line; and US 101 Corridor Study. Additionally, in the San Diego region, Jenkins provided project management on the I-15 Managed Lane Corridor.

Jenkins is a graduate of the University of Kansas, with master’s and bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering. His professional memberships include the American Society of Civil Engineers (Life Member), Institute of Transportation Engineers (Life Member), American Planning Association, Women’s Transportation Seminar and Chi Epsilon Honor Society. He is a licensed Professional Engineer.

HNTB has involvement with many of the nation’s most high-profile transit programs, including the Los Angeles Metro Sepulveda Pass Alternative Assessment; Dallas Area Rapid Transit Blue Line Light Rail extension; Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s Bay Area Rapid Transit Silicon Valley Phase II; Sound Transit’s West Seattle-Ballard Link Extension; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Quality Assurance, Internal Compliance Oversight and Systems GPC; Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority GPC and Engineering On-call Contracts; Chicago Transit Authority’s Wilson Station; the Los Angeles Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor; and the Charlotte Area Transit System’s LYNX Blue Line Light Rail Extension in North Carolina.

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