Thomas Jenkins, P.E., has joined HNTB Corp. as a national transit/rail consultant.
Based in the firm’s Santa Ana, Calif., office, Jenkins will focus on advancing HNTB’s growth in the transit industry while advising its transit team and clients nationwide.
While Jenkins has more than five decades of experience in highway and transit planning, engineering, financing and project management, he “specializes in delivering complex, multimodal and multidisciplinary infrastructure projects,” HNTB said.
Prior to joining HNTB, Jenkins served as principal professional associate and project manager for HDR, and was the project manager of the pconsulting 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—what is now the Orange County Transportation Authority.
Jenkins’ project experience in the L.A. area includes the Purple Line Subway Extension; the Regional Connector Project; the Crenshaw/LAX Project; the Eastside LRT Phase 1; the Foothill LRT Extension; the Foothill Transit formation; the Metro Red, Blue, and Green lines; and the U.S. 101 Corridor Study. Jenkins also provided project management on the I-15 Managed Lane Corridor in San Diego.
The University of Kansas product has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering, and is a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
“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.