People News: HDR, Quandel

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
Santanu Roy, Global Transportation Planning Director, HDR (left); Randy Grauberger, Senior Rail Consultant, Quandel Consultants.

Santanu Roy, Global Transportation Planning Director, HDR (left); Randy Grauberger, Senior Rail Consultant, Quandel Consultants.

HDR has promoted Santanu Roy to Global Transportation Planning Director. In addition, Quandel Consultants has named Randy Grauberger Senior Rail Consultant.

At HDR, Roy will provide strategic and technical leadership for the consultancy’s multimodal transportation planning and practice. He has 20 years’ experience in long-range visioning, policy and systems planning, data analytics, multimodal planning, project development, and integration of planning and technology. Roy has also led numerous multidisciplinary teams delivering program management contracts, corridor studies, transit projects, freight plans, intermodal/multimodal studies, long-range transportation plans, master plans, toll feasibility studies, managed lane studies, and interchange justifications around the United States.

In addition, Roy has a range of technical abilities and familiarity with federal and state transportation policies and procedures, allowing him to help clients manage complex projects and make informed decisions. In a general consultant capacity, he currently manages several continuing services contracts with the Florida Department of Transportation both at the statewide and district levels.

HDR Transportation Planning and Design Director Andy Lauzier

“Santanu continuously demonstrates his genuine dedication to advancing practices in the industry for the benefit of our clients and communities,” HDR Transportation Planning and Design Director Andy Lauzier said. “Leveraging our global expertise, he will help agencies envision, develop and plan custom transportation solutions related to traditional modes and advances in new mobility.”

Grauberger is joining Quandel Consultants, to support the national rail and transit firm’s Denver, Colo., office in client and new business development and to provide guidance on project planning, feasibility studies and grant funding, with Colorado’s Front Range as an area of focus. (Colorado Gov. Jarid Polis, recently signed a bill creating a new taxing district to coordinate passenger rail along the Fort Collins-Pueblo Front Range. Amtrak earlier this year outlined the Front Range Corridor from Pueblo, Colo., to Cheyenne, Wyo., in the “Amtrak Connects” vision.)

Grauberger served from 2019-21 as Colorado’s Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission Project Director. (That Commission will be replaced by the new district mentioned above.) He led the Commission in its initial phases of the development of Front Range Passenger Rail service, overseeing public outreach, alternatives analysis and pre-NEPA planning. Grauberger also authored the application that helped secure a 2020 CRISI grant for the Commission.

Additionally, Grauberger served for 14 years as Senior Transportation Planning Manager at WSP, working on the feasibility of commuter rail initiatives in multiple corridors, including public-private partnerships, cost estimates and financial planning, as well as community interviews and presentations. Prior to that post, he was employed by the Colorado Department of Transportation for more than 28 years, holding a number of planning positions, including Branch Manager in the Division of Transportation Development.

Quandel Consultants CEO Charles Quandel

“Randy Grauberger has decades of experience collaborating with departments of transportation and planning organizations in Colorado and neighboring states,” Quandel Consultants CEO Charles Quandel said. “His incredible relationships will be an enormous asset as we seek work in Colorado and other Western states.”

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