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News Article | October 28, 2016
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David Dye, PE, senior project director and vice president, moved to HNTB Corporation’s Atlanta office from Dallas, to help lead major transportation investment programs planned in the fast-growing region. Dye is former Deputy Secretary of the Washington Department of Transportation and an experienced manager of large-scale transportation programs. He has led highway mega-projects and other transportation programs in Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Washington state. “David’s robust experience with project delivery makes him a tremendous addition to HNTB’s Atlanta office as the firm continues to serve transportation clients working to relieve congestion in and around our area,” said Jeff Parker, HNTB Atlanta office leader and vice president. “With a mind for program delivery and an understanding of both state and federal project delivery requirements, David’s expertise will provide area transportation agencies with the creative solutions they need to deliver their transportation programs.” Dye leads HNTB’s current contract as program management consultant for the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Office of Innovative Delivery, which oversees major design-build and public-private partnership infrastructure projects. He has more than 30 years of experience in successfully delivering transportation mega projects and effectively managing complex programs. He is an expert in alternative project delivery and has experience with innovative project financing, managed lanes and tolling. Dye is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a licensed Professional Engineer in Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and Washington. He holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Washington. HNTB has been or is currently involved in several significant transportation projects in the Atlanta region, including 30 major highway improvement projects for GDOT, general planning consultation for Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and State Road and Tollway Authority, on-call transit planning and engineering for Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and the GDOT Georgia Commute Options program. About HNTB HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States and 48 years in in Atlanta, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients, currently employing more than 120 full-time professionals in the Atlanta area. The firm understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


News Article | December 5, 2016
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The Greater Dallas Planning Council (GDPC) continues to recognize excellence in local urban planning and design through their yearly Urban Design Awards Reception. The 2016 winners will be honored this Tuesday, December 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Latino Cultural Center. The Awards will highlight individuals, groups and communities for their contribution to making the region a better place to live. A jury comprising professionals in planning, engineering and architecture review the proposals and recommend those projects and individuals that merit special recognition. The 2016 Urban Design Award categories and winners are: BUILT PROJECT AWARD - completed within the last five years and improves the character, sense of place and fabric of the community, and has, or has the potential to, catalyze positive change in the built environment Winner: Garland City Center Design/Firm/Parties of Interest: City of Garland; Oaks Properties, LLC; Consultant Team: VAI Architects; JHP architecture/urban design; David C. Baldwin Incorporated Honorable Mention: Cedar Crest Bridge Design/Firm/Parties of Interest: City of Dallas; Cedar Crest Neighborhood Association; Consultant Team: Halff Associates, Inc. with Bowman-Melton Associates, Inc., Baker Consulting Associates, Salcedo Group, Urban Engineers and Better Block Honorable Mention: DART Blue Line Design/Firm/Parties of Interest: Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART); City of Dallas, City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department, Dallas Police Department and University of North Texas at Dallas; Consultant Team: URS Corporation; Blue Alliance Partners (BAP) a Joint Venture which includes HNTB Corporation and Dikita Enterprises, Inc.; South Oak Cliff Alliance (SOCA) a Joint Venture consisting of Archer Western Contractors, Phillips/May Corporation, and Robinson Industries; UNT Dallas Station Artist - Annette Lawrence; Camp Wisdom Station Artist - Anitra Blayton; Ledbetter Station Artist - Johnice Parker Honorable Mention: Durham Neighborhood Park Design/Firm/Parties of Interest: Owner: City of Richardson; Project Stakeholders and Drivers: Richardson Heights Neighborhood Association and Cottonwood Heights Neighborhood Association; Designer: Studio Outside DREAM/UNBUILT PROJECT AWARD - exemplifies best practices in urban design and employs innovative strategies to improve the quality of place and quality of life in the community Winner: Southwestern Medical District Urban Streetscape Master Plan Design/Firm/Parties of Interest: Texas Trees Foundation (TTF); Southwestern Medical District (SWMD); Prime Consultant: Design Workshop; Sub-Consultant: Dahlberg Landscape Design Studio Honorable Mention: Historic Preservation Task Force Report Design/Firm/Parties of Interest: City of Dallas; Downtown Dallas Historic Preservation Task Force Honorable Mention: Neighborhood Plus Design/Firm/Parties of Interest: City of Dallas, Planning and Urban Design Department; Consultant Team: Fregonese Associates; Marquez Community Strategy DUNNIGAN MEDIA AWARD - demonstrates excellence in reporting in any media on issues affecting quality growth of the region KESSLER AWARD - demonstrates a lasting and significant commitment along with sustained sensitivity to the urban environment Winner: Frank Turner, Fellow of the Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP) URBAN PIONEER AWARD - exemplifies risk-taking and innovation in the field A brief annual member meeting will also take place to elect and welcome the 2017 GDPC Board of Directors and Officers, followed by a reception to honor the GDPC's winners and to salute some great design work in DFW. The event is organized by a committee of volunteers and chaired by Brian Keith, Associate Principal at JHP Architecture / Urban Design. Mike Grace, Managing Principal, Metro Development Consulting, is vice chair. Sponsors of the program include, Title Sponsor: HKS, Benefactors and Supporters: AECOM, Halff Associates, JHP Architecture / Urban Design, Lawton Reprographic Centers, AIA Dallas, Allison+Partners, Arredondo, Zepeda & Brunz, LLC, Bowman-Melton Associates, Inc., The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at UTA , DRW Planning, DSGN Associates, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Oncor, PGAL, Ridley Law Firm, P.C., Robert Reeves & Associates, Inc., VAI Architects. About GDPC The Greater Dallas Planning Council (GDPC), founded in 1946, is the oldest Dallas area civic organization that focuses on issues shaping regional growth. The members of the GDPC address a range of issues from a broad range of community and professional perspectives. The GDPC's membership is comprised of a group of successful professionals from architect design firms, planning consultants, construction and engineering firms, developers, real estate industry leaders, community and civic organizations, corporations and municipal entities. The GDPC membership also includes elected or appointed officials. The GDPC members evaluate local and regional policies in order to promote the long-term sustainability of the City of Dallas and surrounding region. To find out more about GDPC visit http://www.gdpc.org.


News Article | February 16, 2017
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Peter Gertler, AICP, rejoined HNTB Corporation as a senior vice president in a corporate and national strategic business development role. He is a nationally recognized rail and transit expert who brings three decades of infrastructure leadership to the firm’s clients across the country. He is based in Oakland, California. Gertler previously worked at HNTB from 2004 to 2014 as rail and transit market service leader and principal project manager. During that time, he served as national thought leader and subject matter expert on high-speed and intercity passenger rail, as well as serving in leadership roles for projects with a total construction value of over $100 billion. “Peter is a transportation and infrastructure expert with extensive global experience leading transportation and infrastructure businesses, projects and programs,” said Doug Mann, HNTB corporate development president. “Our clients truly value Peter’s proven ability to assist them in solving their most challenging issues. He brings a unique blend of hands-on experience and executive leadership that is rare in our industry.” “We are pleased to welcome Peter back to HNTB,” said Darlene Gee, HNTB Northern California district leader and vice president. “He is widely known throughout the industry and our region as a proven leader, innovator, strategist and trusted adviser.” Prior to re-joining HNTB, Gertler managed global business and strategic development for a technology firm, providing business and technology transformation advisory services to public infrastructure owners, including national governments, and state and local transportation agencies. In this capacity, he served as an industry expert on public transport and led major programs and projects in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Gertler has written or been quoted in numerous print media outlets, including The New York Times; The Bond Buyer; Engineering News-Record; and Bloomberg News. He has also appeared on many radio and television programs, including Fox Business TV; National Public Radio; “All Things Considered”; and Bloomberg Business Radio. From 2009 to 2012, Gertler authored several articles on the state of high-speed rail in the U.S. for Progressive Railroading. He was awarded the 2010 Civil Engineering News “Power List,” which distinguishes 15 of the most eminent professionals in civil engineering. He holds a Master of Science in transportation engineering and a Master of Arts in city and regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in political economy from the University of California, Berkley. Gertler is active in multiple industry and community organizations, including: California Association for High Speed Trains (board member); American Public Transportation Association (board of directors); Jack London Improvement District (board member), APTA High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Committee (immediate past chair); Transportation Research Board (member); American Institute of Certified Planners (member); Running for a Better Oakland (board chair). HNTB is currently involved with many of the nation’s most high-profile transit programs, including Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, California High Speed Rail, Northeast Corridor, Bay Area Rapid Transit System in San Francisco and Sound Transit in Seattle. About HNTB HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


News Article | November 21, 2016
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Continued growth and commitment to client service have led HNTB to move its operations to a new office space in Atlanta’s central business district at 191 Peachtree Tower. HNTB’s office is located on the 33rd floor of this prestigious Peachtree Street address, in the heart of downtown Atlanta. “This location will better connect HNTB with our clients and Atlanta business community,” said Jeff Parker, HNTB Atlanta office leader and vice president. “With both the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Commerce Club located in the building, our firm’s engagement with key business leaders and clients will become part of our daily business interactions. “HNTB’s commitment to Atlanta is rooted in 48 years of service helping shape our transportation network in the region,” Parker continued. “We’re thrilled to be downtown – closer to our clients and civic leaders – and be part of the vitality of downtown Atlanta.” HNTB opened a design office in Atlanta in 1968 and has operated continuously since, serving a number of local government and private clients. The office has been or is currently involved in several significant transportation projects in the Atlanta region, including 30 major highway improvement projects for the Georgia Department of Transportation, general planning consultation for Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and State Road and Tollway Authority, on-call transit planning and engineering for Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, and the Georgia Commute Options program. HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and construction contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States and presence in Atlanta since 1968, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients, currently employing more than 120 full-time professionals in the Atlanta area. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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Greg Krueger, HNTB Corporation program director for emerging technologies and associate vice president, has been appointed by the Transportation Research Board to chair its Committee on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Bringing more than two decades of industry experience, Krueger joins the distinguished group of transportation professionals for a three-year term. He has been active in TRB for more than 10 years. “TRB is a well-respected transportation industry organization with a mission to provide leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research and information exchange,” said Krueger. “I’m eager to continue my participation to help move the industry forward, broaden my technical knowledge to benefit our clients and inform policy makers.” As chair, Krueger will lead the committee in examining ways to address intelligent transportation systems challenges that are arising from the use of emerging technologies in the transportation industry, including connected and automated vehicles. While many of the core concepts of ITS will remain constant, new issues will arise that require new and innovative approaches to conceptual system planning and design; integration of technologies and approaches from various sub-disciplines within ITS; applications to all modes of ground transportation and to facilitate intermodal integration; and evaluation of the overall impacts of ITS on the developers, users and operators of all parts of the ground transportation system. Activities focus on the broad planning, policy, economic, social, technological and institutional aspects of the development and implementation of ITS. In his role as HNTB’s program director for emerging technologies, Krueger is responsible for marketing and program initiatives associated with emerging mobility solutions across the country. He works with both public and private sector transportation agencies to facilitate the deployment of connected and automated vehicles on the nation’s roadways. Previously, Krueger was manager of the United States Department of Transportation Southeast Michigan Connected Vehicle Test Bed, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations and technology enhancements for the original Proof of Concept facility. Krueger also served as the Michigan Department of Transportation’s program manager for its statewide Intelligent Transportation Systems program, overseeing all development, deployment, operations and maintenance of ITS throughout the state of Michigan. About HNTB HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


News Article | October 29, 2016
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Susan Schruth joined HNTB Corporation as national transit practice consultant, focusing on advancing the growth of HNTB’s profile in the transit industry while providing strategic advice to the firm’s transit team and clients. She is a senior technical resource for the firm, located in Arlington, Virginia. “I am pleased to welcome Susan to HNTB,” said Diana Mendes, HNTB transit/rail practice leader and senior vice president. “She is widely known throughout the industry as a proven leader, innovator, strategist and trusted advisor.” Schruth has nearly 30 years of experience in the transportation industry in both the public and private sector. Prior to her recent experience with another consulting firm, Susan served in the Federal Transit Administration Senior Executive Service where she was responsible for leading some of FTA’s largest programs and top initiatives. During her 22 years at the FTA, she held executive positions including associate administrator Office of Program Management. In that capacity, she managed and directed key elements of an $11 billion federal public transportation investment/assistance program to maintain, improve, expand and rehabilitate the nation’s public transportation system. She also was the lead in developing strategy and substance for the FTA’s State of Good Repair initiative. Prior to being associate administrator, she served as the FTA regional administrator for Region 3, based in Philadelphia, and Region 4, based in Atlanta. She led staff efforts during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and served as the first director of the Lower Manhattan Recovery Office, charged with administering $5 billion in transportation assistance following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Schruth holds multiple degrees, including a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University, a Master of Arts in government/public sector management from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and American studies from Newton College of the Sacred Heart. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar. HNTB is currently involved with many of the nation’s most high-profile transit programs, including the Los Angeles Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor, Charlotte Area Transit System’s LYNX Blue Line in North Carolina, and the Bay Area Rapid Transit Warm Springs Extension in San Francisco. About HNTB HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


News Article | December 1, 2016
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The Honolulu Rail Transit Project ranked No. 4 on Roads & Bridges 2016 Top 10 Bridges list. HNTB Corporation led design for the first 10 miles of an elevated guideway and a maintenance and train storage facility on the project, which includes a new 20-mile transit line connecting West O’ahu with downtown Honolulu and the Ala Moana Center. A Roads & Bridges article explained that urban density made work challenging, and more than seven miles of the guideway were built on shoulders or medians over existing roadway rights-of-way. “This is a technically complex project being delivered in a design-build environment,” said Kuan Go, PE, SE, HNTB project manager. “Kiewit and the HNTB team safely and efficiently completed this challenging project on time for owner Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation. The Roads & Bridges recognition further validates the team’s cohesion and dedication.” The design-build project includes installing cast-in-place and precast guideway sections, rail elements, intelligent transportation systems and pavement restoration. Sustainability is important to HNTB’s design, with the maintenance and train storage facility approved for LEED ® Silver certification. “As a significant new transportation option for residents of O’ahu, environmental impact mitigation on the project is crucial,” said Tim Cobb, PE, HNTB project director. “This well-deserved recognition testifies to the project team, which has closely collaborated to ensure sustainability, safety and efficient delivery.” Editor’s note: Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Bridge awards, created in 2000, recognize the top projects in North America. Each year, nominations are submitted to the R&B editorial staff, which determines the Top 10 list based on project challenges, impact to region and scope of work. About HNTB HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


News Article | December 8, 2016
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HNTB Corporation released a new Viewpoint, titled America is ready to invest seriously in transportation. Let’s make sure we do it efficiently. It discusses the potential influx of federal, state and local infrastructure funding, and the need for strategic infrastructure investments to maximize potential gains in jobs, economic growth, global competitiveness and quality of life. President-elect Trump has vowed to invest as much as $1 trillion dollars, spread out over 10 years, to restore or upgrade our crumbling infrastructure. This comes as many states and municipalities also recently committed to major transportation investments. In the November 8 election alone, voters in 22 states approved ballot measures providing $203 billion in funding extensions and new revenue for state and local transportation projects. According to the Viewpoint — written by Ananth Prasad, PE, senior vice president and national transportation practice leader at HNTB Corporation — these infrastructure investments must be made very strategically if results are to be maximized. The Viewpoint also addresses Prasad’s ideas for ensuring that America achieves the greatest benefit from transportation spending in the coming years, including: Prasad concludes his Viewpoint with a call for a long-term commitment and predictable and sustainable funding for transportation infrastructure for 40 years into the future. About HNTB HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


News Article | February 24, 2017
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Matthew Click, AICP, HNTB Corporation national director of priced managed lanes and vice president, has been appointed by the Transportation Research Board to its Standing Committee on Managed Lanes. Bringing more than two decades of industry experience, Click joins the distinguished group of transportation professionals for a three-year term. Click has been active in TRB for more than 12 years. “I’m pleased to enhance my involvement with TRB in my new role on the Standing Committee on Managed Lanes,” Click said. “Our group’s most important task is studying the evolving role of high-occupancy vehicle, high-occupancy toll, and managed lanes in response to the challenges of congestion, energy consumption and climate change.” The committee examines methods for enhancing person throughput, energy conservation, air quality, and user choices and safety through the optimization of preferential lanes, priority treatments, and other supporting systems for bus transit, carpooling and vanpooling. In his role as HNTB’s national director of priced managed lanes, Click advises federal agencies and state DOTs about planning, financing and implementing priced managed lanes, corridors and networks. He has worked on or advised priced managed lanes projects in Florida, Texas, Georgia, Minnesota, Washington and several other states across the country. Click has experience working with both the public and private sectors, including public tolling authorities, private concessionaires, state departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, regional transportation authorities and the federal government. HNTB is the nation’s No. 1 consultant to toll authorities, currently serving as the general engineering consultant to more toll agencies than any other firm. With a national breadth of tolling expertise and recognized industry leaders, HNTB provides specialized services and an in-depth understanding of financial and engineering feasibility, toll plaza design, priced managed lanes, toll collection technology, operations and solid relationships within the investment banking community and bond markets. About HNTB HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors. With more than a century of service in the United States, HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit http://www.hntb.com.


Patent
Hntb Corporation | Date: 2010-08-17

Integrated computing systems and methods for applying sub-surface material location and composition information to engineering plans for designing, highways and other roadways, are provided. Utilizing the described systems and methods, surfaces, highways, may be more efficiently designed in a timely fashion, requiring less format conversion for inputs and outputs to be compatible throughout the design process. Additionally, adjustments for changes in alignments for the desired surfaces are more easily taken into account than in conventional design systems, permitting quicker design corrections and more accurate results.

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