Todd Hemingson has been hired as a senior transit consultant for HDR, bringing with him a wealth of experience and leadership in mobility issues. A veteran of multiple transit agencies, he brings a deep understanding of client needs at agencies of all sizes. He most recently was executive vice president for planning and development at Capital Metro in Austin.
“I’m looking forward to collaborating with organizations to plan and develop more livable communities,” Hemingson said. “New modes of mobility, technologies, apps and more are popping up every day. There are opportunities out there for clients to ramp up their capacity for change, and I’m excited to provide insights and guidance so they can make the best decisions for their communities.”
His career highlights include leading transit network redesign efforts at three different agencies and leading the planning and implementation of two new bus rapid transit lines funded by a federal grant. He also currently serves as the chairman for Transportation Research Board research panel TCRP H-56, “Redesigning Public Transportation Networks for a New Mobility Future.”
“Todd is staying on the cutting edge in bringing innovation to the transit industry,” said Luke Olson, HDR’s central region transit director. “He’s perfectly suited for this new era that’s upon us and will help our clients navigate new, unknown markets.”
Hemingson’s extensive public sector experience gives him unique insights into the challenges and opportunities at public transit agencies, including navigating the internal, interagency, public and policy dialogues needed to advance programs and projects to implementation.
“Todd has a diverse range of experience and can relate to clients because he’s been in their position,” said South Central Transit Lead Laura Grams. “He will be able to help clients both large and small figure out how to meet their needs as efficiently as possible.”
For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans more than 10,000 employees, in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.
About HDR’s Transit Experience
Transit solutions are not one-size-fits-all — each community brings a unique set of needs and goals. Focused on safer, more efficient mobility and community betterment, our 500-plus transit professionals provide full life cycle services for transit systems. Our wide-ranging portfolio includes managing California’s San Diego Mid-Coast Corridor Transit project and the Exposition Metro Light Rail Line Phase 2, Division 14 Operations and Maintenance Facility , the Downtown Rapid Transit Expansion Study in Toronto as well as consulting on every phase of the new Kansas City Modern Streetcar, and LA Union Station’s renaissance, to name but a few.