Tom Shook was appointed HDR’s bus rapid transit (BRT) leader.
Based in Portland, Ore., Shook has been with HDR for over six years, during which time he’s served as a project manager and the northwest BRT lead. He is concluding the Mill Plain BRT project in Vancouver, Wash., where he and his team helped C-TRAN expand its BRT network while improving upon the design. He also has public and private sector experience that give him a well-rounded view of clients’ needs.
In this role, Shook will be responsible for providing strategic guidance for the BRT practice group. He’ll work with clients to deliver industry-leading BRT services and staff to increase HDR’s skillsets in BRT.
“Tom’s passion for BRT — as a mode of transportation and as a driver of equity in communities — makes him well-suited to this role,” said Global Transit Director Tom Waldron. “It’s an exciting time for BRT, with its usage growing across the United States and globally. Tom will help us identify new trends and provide unrivaled support to clients, while maintaining our leadership and best practices in BRT design.”
Shook has touched more than a dozen BRT projects in all phases, from planning and design to construction and commissioning, in locations across the country including Portland, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Albuquerque, Orlando, and Los Angeles.