Marciante has nearly two decades of experience in the urban built environment. Her focus has been the intersection of transportation innovation and sustainable development, including electrification aspects of Smart Cities initiatives.
“Loreana is passionate about developing strategic emerging mobility solutions — including electric, automated, connected and shared vehicles — that lead to positive impacts for people, the environment and U.S. transportation as a whole,” said Jim Barbaresso, HNTB national intelligent transportation systems practice leader, senior vice president and HNTB Fellow.
Prior to joining HNTB, she was the sustainable transportation lead within the Paul G. Allen philanthropic portfolio, overseeing the Smart City Challenge initiative, a $50M partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation inspiring mid-sized cities to compete for the opportunity to demonstrate how advanced technologies can be used to reduce congestion, keep travelers safe, protect the environment, respond to climate change and support economic vitality.
Prior to that, Marciante worked on the Juan Santamaria International Airport expansion in San Jose, Costa Rica, and the Sound Transit Light Rail System in Seattle. She has a commercial real estate development background on projects in the Seattle area, including award-winning Vulcan Real Estate projects in South Lake Union.
Marciante holds a Licenciatura in industrial engineering from the University of Costa Rica, a master’s in environmental studies from Brown University with an emphasis on urban sustainability and transit-oriented development, and professional certificates in Commercial Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Washington.
Marciante currently serves as transportation planning commissioner for the City of Bellevue. She has been a featured speaker at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum Northwest.
HNTB is involved in emerging mobility and advanced technology projects throughout the U.S., including the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority’s Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot; SunTrax research facility between Orlando and Tampa, an initiative led by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise; and Smart Columbus, a Smart Cities initiative in Columbus, Ohio.
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