Thomas Jenkins PE, joined HNTB Corp. as a national transit/rail consultant. He is based in the firm’s Santa Ana, California, office, focusing on advancing growth of HNTB in the transit industry while providing strategic advice to the firm’s transit team and clients in Southern California and nationwide.
Jenkins has more than five decades of extensive experience in highway and transit planning, engineering, financing and project management. He specializes in delivering complex, multimodal and multidisciplinary infrastructure projects.
Prior to joining HNTB, Jenkins was principal professional associate and project manager for another consulting firm where he served as project team leader on Public-Private Partnership Consulting Services for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Jenkins also served as project manager of the project management consultant 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 (now Orange County Transportation Authority). He also was the staff director of planning and engineering for the then newly formed Orange County Transit District.
Jenkins’ project experience in the Los Angeles area includes Purple Line (Westside) Subway Extension; Regional Connector Project; Crenshaw/LAX Project; Eastside LRT Phase I; Foothill LRT Extension; Foothill Transit formation; Metro Red Line; Metro Blue Line; Metro Green Line; and US 101 Corridor Study. Additionally, in the San Diego region, Jenkins provided project management on the I-15 Managed Lane Corridor.